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CERT Training

UA-PTC employees train for emergency response

July 18, 2017
Nine UA-PTC employees are currently working to attain Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certification as part of the college’s efforts to improve safety and preparedness for crisis situations.
They include:
Vina Garcia: Administrative Specialist II at LR-South
James Newberry, Tradesman
David Smith Public Safety Officer
Michelle Grainger, Finance Manager, Office of Development
Rebecca Chism, Developmental Reading Instructor
Julie Wright, Instructor of Psychology
Sharee Young, STEM Success Coach
Megan Greenwood, Counselor
Jayne Pyle, Director of Professional Development Institute
The program is a national training program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is designed to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the college. Each of the participants will be trained in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, terrorism and team organization.
So far, 16 faculty and staff members and 11 public safety officers have been trained and certified. UA-PTC is the first college in Arkansas to have a CERT team.
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