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Highland View Academy Students, Staff, Community to Take CERT Training

Story by Highland View Academy Staff

This school year, many students, staff and even community members at Highland View Academy will participate in training provided through the 2Serve Disaster Training and Response Program.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training involves individual preparedness, planning, survival skills and mutual aid during the initial period of coping with the aftermath of a disaster or community crisis.

This CERT training teaches how to work with community plans, first responders and their protocols, an understanding of what is an appropriate response and the necessary skills needed. This training will be an important asset to the school community as they further prepare to help community members. CERT is recognized by first responders but does not take the place of professional training or assume the responsibilities of trained professionals.

“Our goal is to be as prepared as possible to help our community during any time of need,” says Rob Gettys, principal. “Our students and staff will get trained to be able to provide critical support and help to those who need it most. We want to be like Jesus and always seek to provide help and support to our community. After all, that’s really why we are here.”

Visitor Note:  This event was originally scheduled for October, but has been moved to next semester.

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