Community Emergency Response Team
Spring Training Program begins March 2018
(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 run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm 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 (payment due at first class)
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 06 – Disaster Preparedness – Unit 1
Mar 13 – Disaster Psychology & Terrorism – Units 7 & 8
Mar 20 – CERT Organization and Communication – Unit 6
Mar 27 – Fire Safety and Utility Controls – Unit 2
Apr 03 – Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 – Unit 3
Apr 10 – Light Search & Rescue – Unit 5
Apr 17 – Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 – Unit 4
Apr 24 – Review and Test – Unit 9
May 01 – Drill
For more information CERT@sammamishcitizencorps.com Space is limited to 20 attendees