Community Emergency Response Team
Spring Training Class in Progress
(see schedule below)
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 fall 2015 CERT class in Sammamish will begin on September 8th and continue until November 10th on Tuesday nights. Classes are 2 ½ hours each week for a total of 20 hours and start at 6:30 PM. Final Exam schedule to be announced at the beginning of the classes.
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 10 Course Overview and Disaster Preparedness – Unit 1
Mar 17 Incident Command – Unit 6 & Communications
Mar 24 Disaster Psychology/ Terrorism – Units 7 & 8
Mar 31 Fire Suppression – Unit 2
Apr 07 Light Search and Rescue – Unit 5
Apr 14 Disaster Medical – Triage – Unit 3
Apr 21 Disaster Medical – Treatment – Unit 4
Apr 28 Optional/Make up/Review
May 02 Final Exercise
For more information CERT@sammamishcitizencorps.com Space is limited to 20 attendees