Residence LifeThe Residence Life staff after completing the disaster simulation component of the CERT training.
CERT TrainingThe staff obtains their gear as they prepare for the disaster simulation.
Command CentralCommand central was set up behind the Dillard Complex.
Command CentralSupplies are procured and instructions given to the teams responding to potential disaster situations.
Building CheckA building is checked to determine if anyone is inside and it's physical condition.
FireA team responds to put out a small fire.
TriageTwo teams triage the injured.
TriageA triage team checking an airway.
EscortA team escorting an injured individual.
CompletionThe residence life team and the volunteers who assisted with the disaster simulation.
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In the fall of 2012, the Residence Life staff completed the city of Williamsburg's CERT program. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Program, developed through FEMA, educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may
impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills,
such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and
disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom
and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their
neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional
responders are not immediately available to help.
The photos were taken on November 20, 2012 at the Dillard Complex. The team participated in a simulated disaster scenario.