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C-CERT Training Gallery

C-CERT is designed to train campus employees to take important actions following an emergency, until professional responders are able to arrive. In a serious disaster like an earthquake, emergency service workers could be quickly overwhelmed and will need to prioritize their responses. Citizens trained in CERT or Emergency Watch programs can help reduce the amount of death, injury and damage while professional responders are busy elsewhere.

Photos by Monique Musick & Kate Wattum.

Campus Community Emergency Response Team first aid kit.
The three-day course included lectures, hands on practice and a senario-based final practicum.
C-CERT members practice controlling bleeding.
Dummies were fitted with fake wounds for members to practice treating.
A "victim" is treated for shock.
Instructor Ron Swartz demonstrates how to open the airway.
Capt. Todd Chambers explains the triage system for large-scale emergencies.
Capt. Todd Chambers demonstrates a head-to-toe assessment.
Team members receive a backpack with emergency response equipment and safety gear.
Ron Swartz demonstrates how to apply a tourniquet.
Splint training and joint immobilization.
Team members practice with Sam splints and triangle bandages.
Search and rescue practice included extracting victims from rubble.
Rescue practice involved a good deal problem solving.
One- and two-person carries were demonstrated.
All the skills were put to test in a final earthquake scenario.
Treatment areas were set-up for the earthquake victims.
Radios were used and a central command station collected information from the team members and relayed information to emergency dispatch.
A victim awaits immediate emergency care.
Injuries are noted for each earthquke victim.
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