Oak Park Teen CERT Final Drill and Graduation

A final drill highlighting the skills participants from Oak Park High School have gained and practiced over a two month period have been completed and students ranging in ages 14-18 were honored in a graduation ceremony that followed at Oak Park High on Monday, March 30, 2015. This is a free program offered by the Ventura County Fire Department Disaster where classes include simulated search and rescue, disaster medical, fire extinguisher/utility, disaster preparedness, terrorism and disaster psychology.

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

Maddy Watson, 16, and Arman Badiei, 15, are front and center carrying a dummy on the stretcher during their CERT Training before graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Maddy Watson, 16, and Arman Badiei, 15, are front and center carrying a dummy on the stretcher during their CERT Training before graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Firefighter Steve Buckles, a past graduate of Team CERT Project in Moorpark, oversees the assessment that Holden Williams, 15, Gwen Rosenkrantz, 16, and Katrina Conley, 14, gather their findings during their CERT Training before graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Firefighter Steve Buckles, a past graduate of Team CERT Project in Moorpark, oversees the assessment that Holden Williams, 15, Gwen Rosenkrantz, 16, and Katrina Conley, 14, gather their findings during their CERT Training before graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

A simulated triage area was set up for training as part of their graduation for the Teen CERT Training program at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. The students received their completion certificates following the final training drills. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

A simulated triage area was set up for training as part of their graduation for the Teen CERT Training program at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. The students received their completion certificates following the final training drills. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Students at Oak Park High perform their final training Teen CERT exercises before their graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. The students received their completion certificates following the final training drills. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Students at Oak Park High perform their final training Teen CERT exercises before their graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. The students received their completion certificates following the final training drills. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Yadira Martinez, 14, plays a victim while Hannah Fisher, 15, treats her injuries during final Teen CERT training exercises at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. The students received their completion certificates following the final training drills. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Yadira Martinez, 14, plays a victim while Hannah Fisher, 15, treats her injuries during final Teen CERT training exercises at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. The students received their completion certificates following the final training drills. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Ventura County Fire Department Teen CERT Coordinator Mike Weisenberg gives the congratulatory speech at the students CERT graduation held at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Ventura County Fire Department Teen CERT Coordinator Mike Weisenberg gives the congratulatory speech at the students CERT graduation held at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Hannah Fisher, 15, proudly receives her certificate of completion for the Teen CERT program at a graduation ceremony held at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Hannah Fisher, 15, proudly receives her certificate of completion for the Teen CERT program at a graduation ceremony held at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Gwen Rosenkrantz, 16, was acknowledged for her exemplary duties as Commander of the Search Team leader as she receives her certificate of completion for the Teen CERT program at a graduation ceremony held at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Gwen Rosenkrantz, 16, was acknowledged for her exemplary duties as Commander of the Search Team leader as she receives her certificate of completion for the Teen CERT program at a graduation ceremony held at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

 

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