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Teen Community Emergency Response training held for Cheyenne River youth

CRST Emergency Management conducted a Youth Teen Community Emergency Response Team training at the Cheyenne River Youth Project building from April 29 to May 1. CRYP Deputy Director Meghan Tompkins, Youth Program Director Jerica Widow, Partnership with Native Americans Project Coordinator Joe Tyon and CRST Emergency Manager Harold Tiger worked together to put the training together. This training for the CRST youth will prepare them in the ways of working in the CRST Disaster Response Team. The training consisted of organization skills, fire suppression, First Aid, CPR, triage, moving victims, light search and rescue outdoors and indoors, how to mark a building that they search, how to shut off power during an electrical fire, how to shut off propane when there is a gas leak, recognition of hazardous materials and much more. The students received a backpack with all the equipment that a teen CERT team member needs to respond to emergencies. There will be two more Teen CERT trainings in the future. The next class will be announced at a later date.

Above, these Cheyenne River youth participated in the Teen Community Emergency Response Team training held from April 29 to May 1. Back row: Carliyah Thompson, Kaitlin Betone, Braxton Moran, Fatima Moran, Sapphire Tiger and CERT Instructor Harold Tiger. Front row: Thomas Lucero, Mason Arpan and Bobby Yazzie. Photo submitted