Colleton County Fire-Rescue


02/February/2019 CERT Basic Training C Shift

Six people completed the Colleton County Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Division's (EMD) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training on 02-February.  Julie Dimitrov instructed the course.  On the last day of class, students put into action what they learned throughout the course. With the assistance of Fire-Rescue staff and Explorers at Station 19, the class participated in a mock cribbing exercise, extinguished a fire, worked together to carry a victim in a blanket, and worked through triage scenarios. The following members completed the course: Faith Blatter, Jeraldo Brown, Dawn Munro, Deanna Munro, Edwin Robinson, and Tim Hamilton. Welcome to the team!

Colleton County Fire-Rescue's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is part of the Emergency Management Division and consists of volunteer personnel that are trained in disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Through CERT, Colleton County Fire-Rescue's capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is enhanced.  To volunteer for CERT, please contact the Emergency Management Division at (843) 549-5632.

Photos by Mrs. Adrienne Stokes