Community Emergency Response Team
Winter Training Program begins
January 9, 2019
Registration is open
(see schedule below)
The REGISTER FOR CERT button takes you to the www.Eventbrite.com website where you can register and pay for the class.
CERTs are formed by members of a neighborhood or workplace, who want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten their communities.
Initially, CERT programs were developed to assist communities in taking care of themselves in the aftermath of a major disaster when first responders are overwhelmed or unable to respond because of communication or transportation difficulties. As the CERT concept has taken hold across the country, however, CERTs have become much more than originally envisioned. CERTs have proven themselves to be an active and vital part of their communities’ preparedness and response capability.
When deployed appropriately, CERTs can complement and enhance first-response capability in neighborhoods and workplaces by ensuring the safety of themselves and their families working outward to the neighborhood or office and beyond until first responders arrive. CERTs can then assist first-response personnel as directed.
The Sammamish Winter CERT program runs 5 weeks. Classes are 2 ½ hours twice a week for a total of 20 hours and run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
Location: Fire Station #82, 1851 228th Ave NE, Sammamish, WA
The fee is $35.00
Teachers can apply for 20 clock hours and Students can receive 20 community service hours. Classes missed can be made up for complete credit.
Anyone missing a class is invited to join any of these to complete training. All CERTs are welcome to attend any unit as a refresher.
Jan 09 – Disaster Preparedness – Unit 1
Jan 10 – Fire Safety and Utility Controls – Unit 2
Jan 16 – Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 – Unit 3
Jan 17 – Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 – Unit 4
Jan 23 – Light Search & Rescue – Unit 5
Jan 24 – CERT Organization – Unit 6
Jan 30 – Disaster Psychology & Terrorism – Units 7 & 8
Jan 31 – Review and Test – Unit 9
Feb 06 – Drill
For more information CERT@sammamishcitizencorps.com Space is limited to 26 attendees