Twenty-seven students from Sahuarita High School and Walden Grove High School are a part of the first CERT, Community Emergency Response Team, program in Pima County.
Rural/Metro Fire Department worked with the Greater Green Valley CERT to train these kids through an 8-week program. The program graduation was on April 10.
The participants were trained in live-saving subjects, such as disaster preparedness, fire suppression, as well as medical triage and treatment.
During their final day of training, the students' skills were tested in a mock disaster exercise.
The teen CERT program graduates will continue their training through ongoing monthly participation with the Greater Green Valley CERT and Rural Metro to keep their skills sharp.