West Sac emergency volunteers respond to simulated earthquake disaster

CERT members celebrate their training mission (courtesy of WSFD)

[adrotate group=”9″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 7, 2012 —

West Sacramento’s CERTs (Certified Emergency Response Technicians) joined other teams in the region to participate in a disaster-response exercise on Oct. 13. The 500 volunteers practiced responding to a simulated earthquake emergency at a shopping mall. CERT members are trained by the local fire department in skills such as first aid and light search and rescue. They are meant to augment firefighters and other first-responders in the event of a disaster or crisis.

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