On Saturday, October 10, 9:00 am, Caldwell County will be conducting a disaster exercise as part of its on-going training for emergency responders. The scenario will be a serious school bus accident. School students are excluded from participating, so adult CERT volunteers are needed to play victims of the accident. This will be a realistic exercise with victims made up using trauma moulage (make-up and prosthetics) to simulate serious injuries.
Volunteer victims should come dressed in old (disposable) clothes that may be painted or cut off. Discreet under garments such as running shorts and tops should be worn underneath.
This is serious training that is part of Caldwell County’s effort to insure emergency responders and our community are prepared to handle large-scale disasters. This is an opportunity to learn more about emergency services and contribute to your community. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kenneth Teague at email@example.com to volunteer.
Fall in the hills
Kenneth Teague, Caldwell County Emergency Management Coordinator, will host a Search and Rescue (SAR) class including map reading, tracking, water purification, building a shelter and backpack, and how to use the equipment. All CERT members are encouraged to attend to brush up on our wilderness survival skills, have a good time with fellow CERT members, and learn life-saving skills. A cook-out will follow the class.
When: Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
To Register: Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the class location which will be in eastern Caldwell County.
The Grace Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a triage class at 7 pm, Tuesday, September 15. CERT members are invited to participate. This is an excellent supplemental course to the information CERT members learn in their basic class. This class includes a hands-on practice exercise. To register, contact Chief Edwards at 828-396-1702 or Trevor Key – email@example.com.
Grace Chapel Volunteer Fire Department
4470 Grace Chapel RD
Granite Falls, North Carolina 28630
Marie Hiller-Dave Thomas-Kenneth Teague
The annual Life/Safety Festival will be Saturday, October 3. The Caldwell County CERT team will have a display booth to share information about CERT and emergency preparedness. Kenneth Teague will also have a booth for Emergency Management, and the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club will have a tent with ham radios and antennas installed for demonstrations. There are many other booths, equipment, and demonstrations by all the fire and police agencies in Caldwell County. There are lot of free activities, demonstrations, and giveaways for the entire family.
CERT volunteers are needed to help set-up the CERT booth, staff the booth talking to the public and distributing material, and tear-down at the end of the day. Let me know if you are able to spend some time helping inform our community at firstname.lastname@example.org.