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March 3, 2010
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Eighteen individuals recently completed this trimester's Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) training at Northwest.
The C-CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, C-CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood, campus or workplace after an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
The training is open to all students, staff and faculty at Northwest.
It concludes with a disaster simulation. Fifteen role players, consisting of school guidance counseling graduate students enrolled in Dr. Linda Sterling's course, acted as victims of a disaster.
The following individuals completed the training:
The following people were trainers or safety observers for the program:
Dr. April Haberyan
Dr. John Fisher
Dr. John Pope
For more information contact Dr. April Haberyan, assistant professor in the psychology, sociology and counseling department, at 660.562.1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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