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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

18 people recently completed C-CERT training at Northwest

18 individuals completed the training, including three faculty members. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

March 3, 2010

18 finish emergency response training at Northwest

Cribbing is used to raise the debris off of the victim.

Rescuers pass cribbing material from a Maryville Fire and Rescue truck to the location of a victim trapped under heavy debris during recent Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) training. The cribbing, along with leverage bars, is used to raise the debris off of the victim. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

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:

Nathan Barnes
Larry Boller
Ann Cherne
Jackie Eckle
Mattew Engel
Alice Foose
Andrew Haring
Aaron Johnson
Heidi Johnson
Cythia Perkins
Dylan Scobee
Melissa Searl
Jessica Seipel
Karna Shepherd
Mitchell Wahlen
Lauren Leach
Sunshine Sutherland
Christopher Edwards

The following people were trainers or safety observers for the program:

Dr. April Haberyan
Dr. John Fisher
Diana Pope
Dr. John Pope
Tanja Shimak
Regina Butler
Bryan Williams
JoDee Lantz
Chaz Johnson
Bradley Head

For more information contact Dr. April Haberyan, assistant professor in the psychology, sociology and counseling department, at 660.562.1305 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468