Sixth graders participate in "Be Ready Camp" - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Sixth graders participate in "Be Ready Camp"

Posted: Updated:

Over ninety sixth-graders across the state are attending a one of a kind disaster preparedness camp this week. Alabama's eighth annual Be Ready Camp began Tuesday at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. It incorporates a modified CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team) curriculum, giving kids a hands-on preparedness and response experience. During the week, students are completing the modified CERT training and hands on instruction from fire fighters, nurses, and other disaster response personnel. Students are also learning about logistics, communications, and other crucial aspects of disaster response.

Friday night, March 28th, the multi-day training will culminate with a mock-disaster where the students perform victim search and rescue alongside professional responders in a realistic setting.

Be Ready Camp graduation will be held Saturday, March 29th, for the students, their parents, and friends. During this ceremony, each student will be recognized individually for their efforts and will receive a Certificate of Recognition from Governor Robert Bentley.

  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:37:12 GMT
    A 6-year-old girl was bitten on a foot by a snake Friday evening.More >>
    A 6-year-old girl was bitten on a foot by a snake Friday evening.
    More >>
  • Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:03:07 GMT
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...More >>
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...More >>
  • Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:20:02 GMT
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.More >>
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...