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Mililani High School JROTC Participated in Community Emergency Response Team Training Exercise for Hawaii Civil Defense

Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Photo Credit: LTC(R) Timothy Schiller
  • Posted on Nov 4th, 2019
  • Story by: LTC(R) Timothy Schiller
  • 8th Brigade

BATTERY HARLOW, DIAMOND HEAD, HONOLULU -- Cadets from Mililani High School Army JROTC participated in a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training exercise for Hawaii Civil Defense. Program Coordinator from Oahu Civil Defense, Wesley Seto, coordination with the Senior Army Instructor LTC Tim Schiller, and Army Instructor, Johnny Hickson provides a direct link to these Cadets. This training is the final phase of the certification process for participants. The training plan included having cadets role play as casualties in different types of senariors, such as earthquakes. The cadets acting like victims were inside the living quarters and supply areas of Battery Harlow, in pitch black darkness simulating injuries. Role playing is a significant part of the training and not breaking from that role is vital to the realism of scenarios. Once inside the cadets were allowed to dress themselves with fake blood and other material to show that they have been injured and trapped for a long period of time, maybe days, with no water, food, lacking energy. One the team assessed the injuries, cadets were then extracted from the building and moved outside where their injuries were evaluated for evacuation to a hospital for further treatment. This realistic training provides great service to the community helping the work with real people before a disaster happens, and a great opportunity for the cadets to learn what it is like in a disaster.


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Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training
Mililani High School JROTC at CERT Training