Community Emergency Response Team helping first responders at Galax Fiddlers' Convention

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GALAX, Va. (WDBJ7) While thousands of musicians and music lovers are in Galax for the fiddlers' convention, a group of folks are making sure they are all safe.

This is the Community Emergency Response Team made up of volunteers.

This week they're making campers aware of emergency resources available including the city's emergency alert system.

embers receive special training through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to help first responders in big events.

"We have training in first aid, CPR, AED, search and rescue, basic extrication, basic fire fighting," said Edward Pasley with the Community Emergency Response Team.

This week they're joined by the Galax Police Department and several fire and rescue teams stationed in Felts Park for the convention.