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Ashland plans earthquake drill Saturday

 Posted: 11:45 AM April 25, 2014

Ashland Community Emergency Response Team will conduct a disaster drill to practice rescuing people in an earthquake this weekend.

The mock quake and rescue is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Ashland Utility Department shop, 90 N. Mountain Ave.

Volunteers who have completed the team's spring basic training will practice locating victims, assessing medical need, and transporting and treating patients as necessary. Local middle and high school students will act as victims. Stephie Fears of Be Love Cosmetics will apply moulage make-up to show the mock injuries.

CERT Basic Training is offered in the spring and fall as part of the team's mission to aid the community in enduring disasters, organizers said. It teaches people first aid, fire extinguisher use, search and rescue and other skills they can then put to work helping their neighbors.

Ashland CERT has more than 200 active volunteers locally ready to respond to disasters and assist the community in recovery efforts.

For more information, call 541-552-2226 or see

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