CERT members gain knowledge on working with firefighters


Crestview Emergency Response Team member Cynthia Hall, center, watches as CERT member Lisa Rhodes checks Dawn Rodriguez's pulse during a November firefighter rehabilitation training exercise at Crestview Fire Station 1.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 05:40 PM.

CRESTVIEW — North Okaloosa Community Emergency Response Team members are better prepared to assist firefighters extinguishing wildfires and multi-structure incidents. 

CERT members have learned, among other lessons, how to help firefighters stay hydrated so they can continue fighting such sweeping fires. Crestview Fire Department firefighter Paul Lewis assisted CERT instructor Kris Boone conduct a four hour-training session last month.

Those interested in joining the North Okaloosa CERT can call Team Chief Mark Brown, 496-1715 or crestviewcert@yahoo.com, for more details. 

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