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Liesel Geyer, Nikki Wood and Grace Perdue have been added to Creswell’s Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduates. They were recognized at Monday night’s city council meeting, as South Lane County Fire & Rescue Division Chief Aaron Smith presented certificates of graduation and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) cards. The Creswell Teen CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area. Teens are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, incident command and disaster medical operations. Using skills learned in classroom training and drills and exercises, CERT members can assist others after an event and before first responders can arrive on the scene.