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Job Corps students to be recognized for help during Air Races disaster
by Tribune Staff
Sep 28, 2011 | 431 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — Martin-Ross Investigations and Security will recognize 46 Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center (SNJCC) students for their part in helping during the tragedy at the Reno National Championship Air Races. The security company will hold a recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the SNJCC campus Recreation Center in Stead.

Sixteen Homeland Security trade students initially responded after the crash on Sept. 16. They set up a perimeter to allow the quick entry and exit of emergency vehicles. The perimeter also helped with crowd control, providing quick and safe exit for event attendees. Thirty students also volunteered over the weekend, controlling entry to sensitive areas, helping vendors and providing support in whatever capacity they were needed.

“These students performed with the utmost professionalism during a time of extreme emergency,” said Jason Patterson, executive director of Martin-Ross. “They were concerned with the safety of the public and ensured that medical professionals could get to those who so urgently needed their help.”

SNJCC Homeland Security students routinely help with many large-scale events in the area. They also have been a part of the Washoe County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for more than two years. However, the students were able to use their comprehensive crisis and emergency training to benefit their community during the Air Races.

For more information, contact Helyse Turner at 789-0803 or

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