Peyton Zantop-Zimlinghaus, 12, sports some pretty serious wounds as part of a Community Emergency Response Team disaster exercise held March 23 in Littleton. The wounds are created with special make-up to add a sense of reality for rescuers and first responders. While frigid temperatures hampered much of the outdoor activities, more than 80 volunteers came together to sharpen skills and learn more about helping others during a disaster.
Ty Bateman, 13, of Littleton poses with Shadow, a search and rescue canine. The boy and dog participated in an annual Community Emergency Response team exercise held March 23 in Littleton. More than 80 community volunteers came together for the event, which educates local volunteers to help in times of disaster.
Frigid temperatures and deep snow may have hindered CERT’s outdoor portion of its annual exercise, but tabletop discussions addressed a variety of topics. More than 80 community volunteers came together for the event, which educates local volunteers to help in times of disaster.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people 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.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.