Local teens earn Community Emergency Response Training in Broken Arrow

Posted at 10:36 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 13:01:19-05

BROKEN ARROW-- Around 30 teens from Tulsa and Broken Arrow JROTC and Civil Air Patrol learn what it takes to respond during a major disaster during the Community Emergency Response Training course.

Students used Broken Arrow Academy for a tornado simulation course to show how they would respond if a disaster his the school. CERT leaders said students had to figure out how to evacuate victims and treat injuries on the spot.  During the three week course, students also learned search and rescue, fire suppression and disaster medical operations.

Youth coordinator, Mackynzie Wolfe-Bell said it's important for you to attend cert training, so they can help others during a time of need.

"Everybody should kind of know their role in the community and this is what we do and this is what we need to teach other people to do, because some people believe that they can't help and they need to know that they can help," said Wolfe-Bell.

At the end of their training, students received a kit with supplies they can keep with them at school.

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