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In case of emergency tune to AM radio 1700
and monitor 444.525MHZ + 103.5 or FRS Channel 2

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Spring 2018 CERT Training
begins March 14 (Wednesday evenings)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is an eight-week, hands-on course that covers emergency preparedness, fire safety, medical triage and treatment, search and rescue, incident management organization, disaster psychology and terrorism.  A disaster simulation at the end of the course provides a chance to apply your newly learned skills.
For more information and registration, click here

The course has a $35 fee, and includes a CERT backpack and vest, a hard hat, and a basic medical supply kit.

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40 million fire extinguishers have been recalled by Kidde
From Consumer Reports website, Nov. 2, 2017:

Kidde has recalled more than 40 million fire extinguishers used in homes, vehicles, and boats because they can become clogged or fail to discharge during a fire.  The fire extinguishers were sold under dozens of different brand names, all listed on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice.

This is the third time Kidde has issued a recall for this type of fire extinguisher, and it’s by far the largest. The earlier recalls were made in March 2009 and February 2015.

If you have a Kidde fire extinguisher and wish to replace it through Kidde, use this link, Kidde - Product Safety Recall, and follow the instructions.  After you have received your new extinguisher, if you wish to dispose of your old model, the Issaquah Citizen Corps will gladly accept them for use in our CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training courses.  Please contact Bruce Wendt or drop them off at the Public Works Operations offices in Issaquah at 670 1st Ave. NE (if the doors are locked, simply leave them outside at the door).

For the full Consumer Reports article, click here

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Emergency Management Preparedness Teams
Emergency Management (EM) Preparedness Teams is a concept that Issaquah Emergency Management, in partnership with Issaquah Citizen Corps, implemented in 2017.  To review the team objectives, activities and training opportunities, click the link below.
EM Preparedness - teams, activities & training

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2018 Events & Training Briefs

For more detailed information on all ICC activities, click here
Ongoing
Training
Ongoing Training - Find links to FEMA Distance Learning (IS classes) and other ongoing learning opportunities.  Learn more.  
February 24
8:30 to 13:00
Chainsaw Class - Chainsaws can be essential after wind storms and earthquakes.  Issaquah Citizen Corps will sponsor a course designed to teach safety and skills when using a chainsaw.  Learn more
February 24
8:00 - 16:00
Health and Safety Preparedness Fair - Free health screenings with be offered, including blood pressure, glucose, spinal checks and others.  Emergency preparedness information from Issaquah Citizen Corps and Eastside Fire & Rescue will also be available.  CERTs can help by volunteering at the ICC booth.  Learn more
March 10
March 17
9:00 to 15:00
First-Aid/CPR/AED Class - Merit Emergency will be offering two, one-day classes in administering first-aid, CPR and/or AED (Automated External Defibrillation).  The first will be on March 10 and the second on March 17.  Learn more
Begins
March 14
Wed. evenings
18:30 - 21:30
2018 Spring CERT Training - Learn the basics of Community Emergency Response Teams in our 8-week course.  Each week, a different subject will be presented with a day-long exercise at the end to put your new learnings to work.  See the 2018 Spring CERT course description to learn more about the training.
Spring
(TBD)
9:00 - 12:00
Generator Safety and Basic Operation Class - Generators are excellent resources during and after a disaster to keep your family comfortable.  They can, however, be dangerous to operate, and a risk to linemen if not connected properly.  Issaquah Citizen Corps will offer a course covering different generator types, basic operating principles, and maintenance procedures.  Learn more.
Late Spring
(TBD)
Full Day
Mass Care Support (Shelter) Team - Issaquah CERT is improving our support of emergency shelters for disaster response.  This training qualifies you to assist in setting up and operating shelters.   Learn more
March 31
9:00 - 17:00
Rapid Impact Survey Exercise -  A full-scale RIS exercise will put your skills from RIS Part 1 to use where CERTs and MRCs will drive the RIS routes, document, and report simulated damages to the Issaquah Communications Support team (ICaST) using various means of communicationLearn more.
 April 7
09:00 - 12:00
Rapid Impact Survey Training - Learn the the process used to identify significant impacts to infrastructure throughout Issaquah and how CERTs will conduct surveys to report those impacts to the IMT (Incident Management Team) after a significant earthquake and/or subsequent aftershocks.   Learn more.
May 12 & 19
9:00 - 17:00
HAM Radio Technician Class - The Issaquah Amateur Radio Club will be offering a 2-day course to help you get your Technician, General or Extra class license.  Testing will take place at the end of the 2nd Saturday.  Learn more.
June 23, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 18, Sept.8 Farmers Market - Issaquah Citizen Corps sponsors a booth at the Issaquah Farmers Market at Pickering Barn each summer to increase public awareness of the need for emergency and disaster preparedness.  CERTs can help by volunteering at the ICC booth.  Learn More
June 23 & 24 Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day - The ARRL sponsors their Field Day once a year and gives the public a chance to see, learn and discuss radio technology from around the world. The Issaquah Communications and Support Team will be at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island providing support for this event. All are invited to attend either in person or by radio.  Learn more.
July 4
10:00 - 15:00
Heritage Day - Issaquah's Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day is a summertime tradition.  Every Independence Day, folks gather for old-fashioned fun: a parade, games and more!  Issaquah Citizen Corps will sponsor a booth and CERTs can help by volunteering.  Learn More
Aug. 1
17:00 - 19:00
National Night Out - You're invited as the Issaquah Police Department hosts a National Night Out celebration!  Join and meet our police for free food, music and activities.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  CERTs can help by volunteering at the ICC booth.  Learn More
Aug. 25
12:00 - 4:00
Highlands Day - Issaquah Citizen Corps sponsors a booth at the Issaquah Highlands Day celebration near Blakely Hall each summer to increase public awareness of the need for emergency and disaster preparedness.  CERTs can help by volunteering at the ICC booth.  Learn More
Begins
September 20
Thur. evenings
18:30 - 21:30
2018 Fall CERT Training - Learn the basics of Community Emergency Response Teams in our 8-week course.  Each week, a different subject will be presented with a day-long exercise at the end to put your new learnings to work.  See the 2018 Spring CERT course description to learn more about the training (content for both Spring and Fall is the same).
October 5 (setup)
18:00 - 21:00
October 6 & 7
8:00 - 19:00
Salmon Days - ICC volunteers host a booth to showcase the CERT program at this two-day award-winning festival that celebrates the return of the salmon to their birth-waters.  Over 200,000 people consistently attend Salmon Days and it is a key source of participants in the CERT training program.  Learn more.
October 20
09:00 - 16:00
Flood Flyer Distribution and Radio Communication Exercise - Issaquah CERTs are encouraged to participate in our annual Flood Flyer distribution along the Issaquah Creek.  You will meet other CERTs, learn parts of the city you may not have know, and have the opportunity to practice ICS (Incident Command System) and radio communication.  Learn more
November 10
November 17
9:00 to 15:00
First-Aid/CPR/AED Class - Merit Emergency will be offering two, one-day classes in administering first-aid, CPR and/or AED (Automated External Defibrillation).  The first will be on November 10 and the second on November 17.  Learn more
Dec.1 & 8
9:00 - 17:00
HAM Radio Technician Class - The Issaquah Amateur Radio Club will be offering a 2-day course to help you get your Technician, General or Extra class license.  Testing will take place at the end of the 2nd Saturday.  Learn more.
Issaquah Citizen Corps is comprised of community volunteers who donate time and expertise to help prepare and train our community to be ready in emergencies.  We offer various training to teach you what you need to know to care for your family, friends, and neighbors when mother nature and the normal infrastructure aren't cooperating.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is the typical starting point for those looking to get involved.  This will teach you the basics you need to know in case of emergencies.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is for medical professionals and those willing to offer them non-medical support when a situation occurs requiring extra medical assistance for the community.

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a program to get you and your neighbors together and learn about each other, with the goal to be ready in emergencies or to just help when assistance is needed.

We also offer practice with emergency communications.  When bad things happen one of the first things to disappear is standard means of communications.  During the CERT class we try to get you comfortable using basic, handheld FRS radios.  Many members are also licensed amateur (HAM) radio operators.   
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Post Office Box 2365
Issaquah, Washington 98027
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