Volunteer 'victims' needed

NEWTON. Area residents are invited to help with training of emergency response volunteers by playing the role of an injured or even deceased person during this Saturday's morninng session.

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  • An inflatable dummy is used as victim during a June 2 CERT Medical Ops Training class that focused on the medical aspects of emergency response.

  • The CERT team, with Linda Grinthal in the center in green, and Bob Haffner and Chief Danielson at far right. (Photos by Andy Grinthal)

  • Nick Marino, Mark Montemarano, Linda Grinthal, Jane Guyette and Marilyn Hatzelis, all of Andover CERT.

Local Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) need "victim" volunteers for this Saturday from 8 a.m. until approximately noon. Volunteers would pretend to have an injury, or maybe even pretend to have died, and let the CERT members assess, label, and treat injuries. Victims might need to apply pretend blood, or be made up to look like as if having an open wound, etc. The training can also be fun. Victims might need to do some play-acting and scream, cry, or limp. This is done in a building that is used for drills. Can you come and help? This is an opportunity for newly trained CERT members to practice and hone their skills. They will even put out small fires and extricate "victims" from debris using cribbing techniques.

Place: Sussex Cty Fire Academy, 114 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860.

Date: Saturday, July 13.

Time: 8 a.m. until approximately noon. (CERT members arrive at 9 a.m.)

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