13 Blinn College employees participate in search and rescue course
Blinn’s Critical Incident Response Team hosted the training using expert TEEX instructors
January 31, 2018
The Blinn College Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) recently hosted a Search and Rescue In Community Disasters (PER 334) course, a two-day, 12-hour course that trains community members to conduct safe search and light rescue response in the immediate aftermath of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused incident.
Twenty-five community members attended the course, including 13 Blinn College faculty and staff. Community members came from a wide portion of the state, including participants from Brenham, Caldwell, Navasota, Franklin, Spring, and McKinney.
Through hands-on training, participants learned best practices for effective search and light rescue for residential and commercial environments. Training Manager Suzanne Brown, Shelly Jamison, and Jeff Alberts of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) conducted the training.
Blinn employees who attended included: Roxanne Berry, Kim Boetger, Jason Bontrager, Amanda Chau, Michael Dalman, Caryn Hawkins, Frank Jaramillo, Cheryl Metz, Marshall Rich, Elizabeth Sharpe-Aparicio, Wade Shol, Rebecca Talley, and Darren Wilkinson.
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