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CERT Training

Last night I started CERT Training aka Community Emergency Response Team or folks who are trained to help in a disaster.  It's something I thought was a good idea, but never did because I thought that perhaps I needed to be more physically fit..

Then a fellow CC grad posted how he took CERT training and he was going to do communications work.  It was a light bulb moment for me to realize that a person who can keep calm and think things through in an emergency is a valuable asset. I did life guard training when I was a teen and unfortunately I've been through my share of medical emergencies with my son.  I can be nervous anticipating things, but in true emergencies I am just very calm.  I think the training has helped, but it's just how I'm wired.  I just get into this zone where I just think about what needs to be done now.
  
Next week we're hearing a lecture from my friend Kam about medical triage.

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chamois_shimi
Mar. 26th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
They had a course for that around here last fall, but I decided I'd better not just yet, since it was starting when I was about 8.99 months pregnant. :P

It's a really great idea, I think situations in recent history have shown that if people can do for themselves for at least a short time, everything goes much better and more safely. Yay for CERT!
waterowl
Mar. 27th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
I hope you do take a course when you're able.

Certainly around here there's a 100% chance of a major earthquake in the next 50 years.
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