Owasso Students Receive “Community Emergency Response Team” Life Saving Training

Owasso students learn how to use fire extinguishers during weekend training


02/11/2019m – You may have seen signs around Owasso High School this weekend that said: “ CERT Training.”

Around 35 Owasso students worked with first responders for “Community Emergency Response Team” training from 8-5 both Friday and Saturday. The training was paid for by the Department of Homeland Security

Students participated in medical, fire training and worked on how to help out if a tornado hit the school. They learned how to help treat patients, and evaluate which patients would need help first.

We watched as the students triaged patients and learned the use of fire extinguishers and how to use them safely and effectively.

Teacher Shannon Chatwin led the program and said the skills could mean the difference between life and death, whether it’s a tornado or a school shooting. Teachers often have 30 students in a classroom. Extra help like this could save lives.

Ms. Chawin said the school plans to offer the training again next year.

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