107 Jamestown Freshmen Become CERT Certified Thursday


JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – 107 Jamestown High School Freshmen graduated the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program Thursday.

The hands-on course taught students about emergency preparedness, fire safety, medical triage, disaster medical, search and rescue and more by professional emergency responders from Stutsman County.

Assistant Emergency Manager Kim Franklin led the disaster scenario Thursday morning.

Franklin stated that she was proud of how the first half of the students tackled the scenario.

Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist says since they began CERT training in Jamestown, they’ve certified nearly 1,000 teens with the unique program.

JHS Drama students performed as the injured victims in the scenario. Each of the Teen CERT students were presented with Certificates of Completion in a graduation ceremony following the exercise.

Find pictures and video from the training below:

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