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Waldport High students to the rescue in CERT class final

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2013

Members of the Waldport High School Teen CERT class work in one of two triage areas during their class final - a half-day emergency response simulation for an earthquake in the Waldport area. Sixteen students participated, with volunteer victims from the Seal Rock and Waldport CERT teams, and fellow students. (Courtesy photos) In the second photo, students carry a survivor out of the room the survivor was trapped in, using a six-man carry. Teacher Melissa Steinman said that while many roles were defined before the event, those in charge of the safety of this type of lift were not chosen ahead of time, which allowed students to take a leadership role.
What would happen if a major earthquake hit south Lincoln County? Would first responders be able to get to people and take care of their needs immediately? Likely not.

For the complete article see the 01-16-2013 issue.

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