Arnold, MO (KSDK) - Eighth graders at Holy Child School in Arnold are learning to become better prepared to help their school if disaster strikes.
According to Ron Harder, a spokesman for the Rock Community Fire Protection District, the students are working with the district in a natural disaster program called Teen Student Emergency Response Team (SERT).
SERT is designed to prepare students to take action in the strike of a natural disaster. Students learn basic rescue skills, as well as sorting injured students, and putting out small fires.
Rock Community also trains nine other schools and one Boy Scout troop, but Holy Child is the first school to participate in Teen SERT in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Harder said.