CERT volunteer “victims” needed for disaster exercise–October 10

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 caldwellcountycert@gmail.com or Kenneth Teague at kteague@caldwellcountync.org to volunteer.

New CERT Emergency Shelter Class and Practice

Caldwell County CERT now has a mobile, 12′ x 16′ shelter available for use during emergencies. It is quick to deploy (15 minutes) and includes heat and air conditioning. On May 19, at 6:00 p.m. Kenneth Teague, Emergency Management Coordinator, will demonstrate how to deploy the shelter to our CERT volunteers. We will have the opportunity to get hands-on practice in putting up the shelter in the event we are needed during a disaster. All Caldwell County CERT volunteers are encouraged to attend.

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC in the parking lot. (Location will change in case of rain.)

To RSVP, send an email to Elizabeth Thomas, ethomas111@charter.net, by Monday, May 18.

Continued Education Training and Events

CERT & BLS Training

Continued Education Training

Call me to tell me you are coming to attend each class. These classes are free.

Kenneth Teague

Office:  (828) 757-1419


Date and Time



Feb 26, 2013 – 18:00

Emergency Services Building

Injuries: How do we treat them?

March 26, 2013 – 18:00

Emergency Services Building

MASS Casualty (TRIAGE)

April 23, 2013 – 18:00

Emergency Services Building

Food Preparing

May 28, 2013 – 18:00


Weather – Spotter

July 10, 2013 – 18:00


Disaster Plan and Kits Update

Sept 24, 2013 – 1800

Emergency Services Building

FIRE – Prevention and Extinguishers

Oct 22, 2013



Feb 4,2013

Kings Creek FD *


Feb 7, 2013

Kings Creek FD*

*Must call to get on roster for these classes.


Trauma Class Drill

Feb  24,2013

Lenoir Library (Victims)

Disaster Drill

April 26,2013

Spruce Pine (Victims)

Disaster Drill

April 27, 2013

Spruce Pine (Victims)

Disaster Drill

April 28, 2013

Spruce Pine (Victims)

Disaster Drill

May 11, 2013

Human Services Building Lenoir