PHOTOS FROM PAST UGA CERT CLASSESOct 21, 2010 - 2:07:22 PM
The following photos were taken during UGA CERT's seven-week classes, which were administered by the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness (OSEP) in partnership with the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department.
The classes taught fundamental disaster response skills and practices that are useful on campus and at home. The UGA CERT is funded by a federal grant, and participation is open and free to UGA faculty, staff and students.
Through weekly 2.5-hour meetings, participants learned about fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism preparedness and basic first aid.
Graduates of the UGA CERT program will have the opportunity to volunteer for emergency exercises, special events, drills, advanced training and potential large-scale emergency responses in order to better prepare the campus and community for disasters. UGA CERT classes are scheduled every semester.
The following photos reflect the enthusiasm of UGA CERT members during various classes.