I love Utah because of all the fun activities that are available. There are a lot of places to go hiking, camping, biking, and off-roading. I also like Utah because of the scenery. Down in the Kanab area, there is a lot of different color in the rock that makes it worthwhile to see.
I am still in high school, but I work with the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in Kanab, Utah. We respond to emergencies when police, EMS, and fire services need a little extra help. We also help with special events and parades. We are under Homeland Security and sponsored by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. We are mainly used for security and incident command for all the agencies. I am mostly on the law enforcement side of things, so I help block traffic for parade routes and events. I also patrol up and down the streets on my bike for security on events.
One last thing, I am a Teen CERT commander for the Kane County area. I chose this because I’m looking forward to being in law enforcement when I’m older. I also joined because I want to make a difference in the community. I like to help others, too. This means a lot to me. There’s a lot of responsibility in what I’m doing, and I think it will help me in any future jobs I want to get into. I love doing my job in Kanab.
~ Raymond H. Briener