Dalrymple to speak at ceremonyNorth Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple will speak at a graduation ceremony Tuesday morning for Jamestown High School students who took park in emergency-response training.
North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple will speak at a graduation ceremony Tuesday morning for Jamestown High School students who took park in emergency-response training.
The students who took the Teen Community Emergency Response Team training will have graduation ceremonies at 9:10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The ceremonies will be followed by emergency response exercises at 9:50 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., respectively, if weather permits. Dalrymple will attend the first ceremony.
This spring, 125 JHS freshmen participated in the first Teen CERT program in Stutsman County. Students participating in Teen CERT learned how to respond and take care of themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. This hands-on course taught students such things as emergency preparedness, fire safety, medical triage, disaster medical, search and rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism by professionals throughout the Jamestown community.
Todd Volk, assistant Stutsman County emergency manager and Teen CERT facilitator, said the students will be responding to a mock bus accident and a small fire. After students respond to the fire and bus accident, they will remove “victims” from the accident site, set up a triage area, set up a treatment area and perform head-to-toe assessments of the injured students. Students from the drama department and Spanish classes will wear costumes and makeup with “injuries” to make the scenario more realistic.