25 graduate from emergency response program

South Lane County Fire & Rescue graduated 26 CERT students this month and were recognized at the Feb. 10 Creswell City Council meeting. Erin Tierney/The Chronicle

CRESWELL – Twenty-five people this month graduated from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program and are now trained in disaster response.
Community members 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.
South Lane County Fire & Rescue has two CERT programs; one for adult community members and one for teens in the community.
SLCF&R will be starting a new CERT team in October. All community members must be 21 and older. Visit for more info.
Recent CERT and Teen CERT graduates:
Annie Becker
Beth Pool
Brielle Brick
Sukey Brick
Chloe Malmstedt
Craig Olson
Linda Olson
James Scoggins
Jennifer Ferrraez
Johanna Nowak
Joleen Skiller
Joy Straub
June Rezentes
Bob Rezentes
Logan Overton
Luke Johns
MeriAnne Huff
Ona Chambers
Peyton Baird
Richard Sedlock
Sara Smith
Savanna Somerville
Steve Neigh
Terri Madsen
William Anthony



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