By: CPT Brad E. Bailey w/ CPT Walter Knott
Charleston, SC – CSM James Guest and 1LT Susan LeHoullier with the SCSG 1st Civil Support Brigade (CSB) conducted a Community Emergency Response (CERT) training symposium for State Guard personnel at The Citadel in Charleston, SC this past weekend. CERT Educates personnel about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. All SCSG Personnel are required to undergo CERT Training before they can be deployed in an emergency situation. Going forward, CERT classes will be offered quarterly with the location rotating between regions (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and HHD).