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Brewtech's CERT prepares students for real life scenarios

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Broken legs, bloody noses, tornadoes and a fire: these are scary things to think about, but they're part of real life and a major part of the curriculum at the Medical Academy at Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School in Montgomery.

Jakaylan Ivey has her eyes on a medical career. At 16, she's decided to become a doctor.

"I'll get my undergrad in biology," Ivey said, all the more reason why she's soaking in what anyone might face in life, such as learning how to 'splint' a broken leg.

"I might be a little scared, but I like helping people. I don't want to see anybody hurt," Ivey admitted.

Her instructors during the CERT program were Christi Thornton and Mark Barrett of Montgomery city and county EMA. CERT stands for Citizens Emergency Response Team. It's held once a week at Brewbaker.

"So we can start getting those children and young adults active in our community should an emergency happen," Thornton said.

The EMA chose this Brewbaker class as the pilot program for its CERT training.

The CERT program started five weeks ago at the Medical Academy and has another five weeks to go. Ivey and her fellow students are mere weeks away from being CERT certified, certain they'll have what it takes to help someone in need. 

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