Preparing for the big one

, Posted: Sat, April 26 2014 at 10:38 PM, Updated: Mon, April 28 2014 at 9:10 PM

Ashland, Ore. -- Saturday local volunteers got a first hand look at what the Rogue Valley could look like when a large scale earthquake strikes.

Ashland's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) took part in scenarios including how to treat someone if they're injured in an earthquake and how to communicate with one another.

The director of CERT say's training like this is crucial.

"It provides them with a chance to practice in an environment in a structure where they can go ahead and make mistakes and learn from those mistakes before its a real world situation," said Terri Eubanks.

CERT has over 200 volunteers and Eubanks says anyone age 14 and up can join the volunteer team.

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