Passersby who see a lot of emergency activity in Woodside Saturday morning (March 23) will probably just be noticing an earthquake drill taking place at the Mounted Patrol grounds at 521 Kings Mountain Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Woodside Fire Protection District's Community Emergency Response Team members will be practicing light search and rescue, medical triage and treatment, radio communications and additional skills that might be needed after an earthquake.
Organizer Vicki Coe, a member of Woodside's Emergency Preparedness Committee, says at least 75 people will be participating. While CERT training is required to participate, interested individuals who aren’t trained may attend to observe and learn more about CERT. Free refreshments will be served.
Attendees should pre-register here.