Charleston Job Corps Center

Charleston Job Corps Center Participates in Disaster Preparedness Drill-June 23, 2014

June 27th, 2014

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) participated in the Disaster Preparedness Drill on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington WV. The drill involved a riverboat accident with mass casualties. Thirteen students from the center joined others by acting as casualties with various incidents from lacerations to broken limbs. The drill is being led by the Cabell-Wayne Local Emergency Planning Committee. Emergency responders will utilize this training to examine and evaluate emergency planning procedures, as well as coordination among first responders and community partners. Several groups participated in the drill which includes the Huntington Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Cabell County E.M.S., Cabell County 911, Huntington Police Department, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Cabell Huntington Hospital, the VA Medical Center in Spring Valley and River Park Hospital. CJCC is grateful for the opportunity to participate during Universal Safety Month. Student participants include Brittany Yeager, Lizabell Gonzalez, Tamara Evans, Cierra Smith, Angelique Jackson-Hazelwod, Ben Binda, Taylor Wallace, Ronald McPhaul, Samantha Jakoby, Jahnay Brice, Michaela Sims, Cameron Blankenship and Paris Jamison accompanied by Gary Evans, Safety Officer, Jeffrey Burdette, Security Manger and Tia Welch, Business Community Liaison