Public Safety
At a recent Countywide CERT training, members from various communities work together to lift a heavy concrete slab to rescue a "dummy" who is trapped just out of sight.

Volunteer Teams Refresh Disaster Response Skills

| 1:14 PM

A three-foot section of plastic pipe wrapped in foam and rigged with tubing squirted out red-tinged water to represent a bleeding thigh. Told to stop the “bleeding,” trained community members were instructed to apply direct pressure, then wrap it with bandages.

Public Safety
CERT members use a backboard to carry a mock victim to a triage station during a training exercise.

Trained Citizens Put Skills to Test in Disaster Scenario

| 1:55 PM

More than a hundred emergency response volunteers from throughout San Diego County assisted “victims” of a simulated explosion during a test of their skills at Cuyamaca College over the weekend. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are residents certified in basic emergency skills such as putting out small fires, triage and minor search and rescue. Twice […]