Emergency Management to Help Teens Complete Disaster Training
MEDIA: Photo/Video/Interview Opportunity
What: Hillsborough County Emergency Management and Big Bend Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Disaster Training Exercise
When: Saturday, Feb. 24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exercise preparation and staging begin at 9 a.m.
Where: East Bay High School, 7710 Old Big Bend Road in Gibsonton
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2018) - Tomorrow, Hillsborough County Emergency Management and the Big Bend Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will team up with regional emergency management departments to host a disaster training exercise for East Bay High School JROTC students and local CERT teams. During the exercise, students and CERT teams will apply their training to respond to a cluster of tornadoes that has directly hit East Bay High School, resulting in significant damage and a number of casualties.
The exercise will provide a realistic scenario for the JROTC students to form Search and Rescue Teams, conduct triage and treatment of victims, provide continuing support for victims, and communicate with support services for the evacuation and treatment of victims. Additionally, local CERT teams will have the opportunity to practice their skills as both Safety Officers/Training Evaluators, and as stand-alone teams providing emergency response.