Henderson Co. students certified after disaster training

Henderson Co. students certified after disaster training

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - 60 Henderson County High School students are now certified in disaster training.

A simulation was held Wednesday to show what it is like during a tragic tornado event. Crews were put through several stations, like search and rescue along with triage.

First responders and the Red Cross were on hand giving tips for the students.

One of the main topics covered was the ability to respond quickly and remain calm in case of a disaster.

“The quicker you get help, the better the survival and the better the outcome," Jessica Sheffer, RN & Health Science Teacher, explains. "We just want to drive home to our health science students that are gonna be future health care professionals the basics of knowing how to take care of somebody in the event of a disaster.”

This is the fourth year for the CERT training at the high school.

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