CERT Victorious in Competiton

Five members from the Chatham County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) competed against other Georgia CERTs last weekend in Atlanta and ended up coming in third place in the Statewide competition.

CERT Challenge Participants were Richard Lewis, Dan Mobley, Alan Baker, Joyce Baker and Kate Underwood.

The competition was hosted by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and was designed to engage CERT teams from across the State to test their and rescue, disaster psychology and basic disaster medical operations.

The Chatham County CERT excelled in each of the challenges and finished in just 3 points from a perfect score!

Due to their strong skills in responding to simulated emergency situations, the team received recognition from the State as well as additional training aids to assist them in delivering CERT training in their municipalities.

” The Chatham County CERT Challengers proved that they are exceedingly skilled in basic first response and will be able to provide much needed assistance should any type of disaster affect this area,” stated Clayton Scott, Director of the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA).

CEMA is extremely proud of the CERT Challengers and thanks all CERT Volunteers for the diligent work they do throughout the year for the residents of Chatham County!

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