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Volunteer "Victims" Needed for Emergency Trainings

Cupertino's emergency responders need people to act as victims at a Saturday training at Blackberry Farms. Santa Clara County Fire needs "victims" for a Tuesday training.

Volunteer victims are still needed for two emergency exercises; the first takes place Saturday at Blackberry Farm Park, the second on Tuesday in Campbell and Saratoga.

Students can earn service hours (and snacks!) for pretending to be a victim in the exercise for Cupertino Citizen Corps CARES, CERT, MRC, DART, Block Leaders and Neighborhood Watch groups.

The exercise runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there are both morning or afternoon shifts, or all day shifts.

Registration can be done online http://2012victimsccc.eventbrite.com.
Saturday’s drill will focus on basic CERT (Community Emergency Response Training), radio and medical skills including such practices as First Aid, safely transporting people, search and rescue, triage, utilities shutoff, and more.

There is an online training schedule on the City’s website for more detail. Contact Ken Ericksen at 408-777-3176, kennethe@cupertino.org for more information.

The second emergency training exercise is being conducted by Santa Clara County Fire on Oct. 30

Volunteers are needed to play the role of victims in need of care and shelter following a catastrophic earthquake.

The American Red Cross has one- or two-hour morning shifts open between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Campbell Community Center, at 1 West Campbell Ave. in Campbell. Register online at www.RedCrossRelief.eventbrite.com, and use password wvshelterme.

Santa Clara County Fire has one- or two-hour afternoon shifts open between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Saratoga Community Center, at 19655 Allendale Ave., in Saratoga.

Saratoga. Register online at www.WestValleyShakes.eventbrite.com and use password wvshelterme.

Specific instructions on “victim” duties will be provided at the exercise.

For more information, contact Miguel Grey, Senior Emergency Services Coordinator at Miguel.Grey@sccfd.net or 408-341-4486.

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