The Barrow County Emergency Response Team has graduated after completing their fall training.
“It was an interesting class this time, we had husband and wife students and mother and daughter students,” said CERT training director Mike Wilson.
The final test for each class is a team drill. The latest drill practiced by the CERT team was a mock flooding of the Marbury Creek near Fort Yargo, which included injuries and rescue victims.
“All the team members try to participate in the drills, its great training for the whole group,” said team President Carrie Enriquez.
Students have come from great distances to be a part of the Barrow County CERT team, some as far away as Royston Ga. Rebecca and Michael Beall, and Norma and Susan Allen have all completed the recent training class.
The Barrow County CERT trains every month in order to keep team members as ready as possible in the event of a real disaster.
The team also stays active by participating in as many community events as possible such as Public Safety Days, Health Care Days, Town Festivals, Precinct Parking, Christmas Parades and Toy Drives.
If you are interested in the next CERT class or would like further information on it, please contact Mike Wilson at 770-868-0548, or visit www.barrowcountycert.com