Volunteers with the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) have recently participated in a series of drills to make them better prepared to serve their neighbors.
In mid-February, the team trained at the Senior Circle building, going through a number of different scenarios: an earthquake drill; a mass trauma situation; small fires; disaster first aid; triage; and using the incident command system to make volunteers more familiar with the basic fundamentals of first response.
Approximately 24 C.E.R.T. volunteers were involved, with assistance from Payson High School drama students and C.E.R.T. veterans playing the victims.
There will be another drill on Saturday, March 10 in the town storage yard by Green Valley Park starting between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.