(Jamestown, ND) Jamestown High School’s Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Disaster Drill Exercise and Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2018 at the Jamestown High School Gymnasium.
This spring, 107 JHS freshmen students participated in the Teen CERT program. These students have been learning how to respond and take care of themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. This hands-on course has taught students about emergency preparedness, fire safety, medical triage, disaster medical, search and rescue, disaster psychology, and terrorism by professional emergency responders from Stutsman County.
As the eighth year of JHS Teen CERT comes to a close, these freshmen will participate in a disaster exercise where they will be acting as the responders during a simulated bleacher collapse scenario. This will give each of them the opportunity to utilize the skills that they have learned throughout this 6 week program. The event will be overseen by personnel from various local emergency response agencies and school staff. The JHS Drama students will be performing as the injured victims in the scenario. Each of the Teen CERT students will also be presented with Certificates of Completion in a graduation ceremony.
Due to the number of students in the program, the classes have been separated into two groups, each with their own exercise and graduation.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Jamestown High School Gymnasium
1509 10th St. NE, Jamestown, ND
Group 1: 9:01 am – 10:21 am
Group 2: 10:24 am – 11:40 am
For more information contact:
Kim Franklin, Assistant Emergency Manager
Stutsman County Emergency Management