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com emerg response team 300CROFTON, Ky. (11/21/13) — The Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council conducted a major training exercise for Community Emergency Response Teams Saturday, Nov. 16 at Gordon Park in Crofton (Christian County). An all-day event, the exercise brought in 70 people from throughout the Pennyrile, and provided an opportunity for a group of Boy Scouts to earn their Emergency Preparedness merit badge. County Emergency managers from two counties, several fire departments, a very qualified training team, and a large number of tremendously motivated CERT members spent the first part of the day at refresher training stations for all components of the CERT program, and followed up with a mock disaster scenario involving a tornado touchdown in the Crofton area.

CERT members are trained to react to small fires. Those present received hands-on training. Downed trees present a major challenge to responders after storms. Chain saw safety was reviewed. People can easily become pinned under debris during an emergency; CERTs are trained to know their limits, and handle situations safely.

Driving home the timeliness and value of this training event, an actual tornado touched down the following day just north of the training area, requiring emergency response from many of the same people involved in the previous day's exercise.

The Citizen Corps Council continues to reach out to the Pennyrile area, supporting training in both the CERT and Neighborhood Watch programs, integral to the well-being of those in our region. More information on programs is available from Jim Creighton at the Pennyrile Area Development District, 270-886-9484, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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