Community Emergency Response Team
Spring Training Program begins March 2017
(see schedule below)
CERT programs are scheduled twice a year beginning March and September. Please email: CERT@sammamishcitizencorps.com for information on future programs.
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 CERT program runs for 8 weeks. Classes are 2 ½ hours each week for a total of 20 hours and start at 6:30 PM on Tuesday. The final exam schedule will be announced at the beginning of the program.
Location: Fire Station #82, 1851 228th Ave NE.
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.
Mar 07 – Course Overview and Disaster Preparedness – Unit 1
Mar 14 – Incident Command – Unit 6 & Communications
Mar 21 – Disaster Psychology/ Terrorism – Units 7 & 8
Mar 28 – Fire Suppression – Unit 2
Apr 04 – Light Search and Rescue – Unit 5
Apr 11 – Disaster Medical – Triage – Unit 3
Apr 18 – Disaster Medical – Treatment – Unit 4
Apr 25 – Optional/Make up/Review
May 02 – Final Exercise
For more information CERT@sammamishcitizencorps.com Space is limited to 20 attendees