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Citizen volunteer team gets training

A group of citizens has been organized into a Community Emergency Response Team in Twain Harte, and more volunteers are being sought throughout Tuolumne County.

Twain Harte Fire Chief Todd McNeal started the CERT to build on the outburst of community activism he saw during last year’s Rim Fire. 

“I only have so many people,” he said. “If I can extend (emergency incident) tasks to someone who doesn’t require full training, I’d be silly not to.”

Outreach began about three months ago, and training culminated Sunday for the first group of community volunteers, who will now be called upon in a large-scale emergency to aid first responders. 

The volunteers received basic instruction in first aid, fire suppression, extrication, triage, disaster psychology and even terrorist identification, among other things. 

 

For the complete story, see the April 30, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.    


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