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In case of emergency tune to AM radio 1700
and monitor 444.525Mhz + 103.5 or FRS Channel 2
 Emergency Preparedness Items:
Seattle Fault EQ Update, April 2022

 Coronavirus Information Updates:
WA COVID Vaccine Finder
City of Issaquah - COVID-19 Info
Governor Inslee's Healthy Washsington - Roadmap to Recovery
King County Public Health news and blog
Public Health Insider (from Seattle & King Co. Staff)
Issaquah CERT recognized in Ready.gov and FEMA newsletter

For Weather Information:

National Weather Service - Seattle      Issaquah Road Webcams
Seattle Weather Map - weather.com
Monitor 162.550Mhz or FRS weather channel


Hybrid CERT Training for March 2022 is Complete
The Hybrid CERT Training for March is complete and fourteen new CERTs received their certificates.  The final disaster simulation was held on March 26 at Public Works Operations.  We are now looking forward to the Fall for a regular CERT training course, so stay tuned as plans develop.   For those who completed the online portion of the Hybrid training but were unable to complete the hands-on portion, we will likely have another Phase 2 training session that would allow you to receive your certification.

In the meantime, old and new CERTs should have multiple opportunities to use their CERT skills in one major exercise, Cascadia Rising 2022, on Tuesday, June 14.  Plans are underway for this exercise but it will include a Rapid Impact Survey where CERTs travel predermined routes throughout the city and communicate any damage to infrastructure or life safety to the Emergency Operations Center.  Stay tuned.

For more information on the CERT program, visit the CERT webpage.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a combination of lecture, videos, and hands-on exercises that cover emergency preparedness, incident management organization, disaster psychology, medical triage and treatment, fire safety, light search and rescue and terrorism.  A disaster simulation at the end of the course provides a chance to apply your newly learned skills.
For more information and details, click here

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


2022 Training & Events Briefs
(Pending developments in the pandemic and vaccination program, all activities will be virtual)

For more detailed information on all ICC activities, click here
On going
Ongoing Training - Find links to FEMA Distance Learning (IS classes) and other ongoing learning opportunities.  Learn more.
Building Resiliency During the Pandemic - Wren Hudgins, a disaster mental health instructor with the American Red Cross and an Issaquah CERT, has prepared a series of 1-2 minute videos based on the Red Cross components of resiliency for the Vashon MRC. It is intended to help people build resilience during the pandemic, and you can view this program on https://vashonbeprepared.org/en-us/creatingstrength.  
Wren has also written a brief note, "Covid: Navigating the Next Phase", which discusses what the next phase of the pandemic may bring.
Thanks to Wren for sharing. 
June 14
Cascadia Rising West Coast Exercise - CR22 - The purpose of this event is to test the ability of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) at all levels of government to coordinate disaster operations in response to a magnitude 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami.  For the City of Issaquah, the event will begin in the morning of June 14, 2022 and will end in the afternoon.  For the CERTs and ICST, the focus will be on response for the Rapid Impact Survey and communication between CERTs and the EOC.  CERTs will test their skills in conducting quick and efficient surveys of damage to infrastructure in the RIS.  ICST will provide communication support for the IMT and field test methods and equipment.  Learn more 
June 25 & 26
1000 Saturday to 1200 Sunday
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 Amateur Radio Club is in the planning stage, but stay tuned for details or check on their website.  All are invited to attend either in person or by radio.  Learn more.
June through August Farmers Market - Issaquah Citizen Corps will sponsor a booth at the Issaquah Farmers Market at Pickering Barn this summer to increase public awareness of the need for emergency and disaster preparedness.  Stay tuned for more details as they unfold.  Learn more
Fall 2022 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 CERT course description to learn more about the training.


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


Useful and Interesting News Items
June 12, 2021 The Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership at Lake Sammamish State Wrapped Up on June 12, 2021
April 20, 2020 Timber Ridge awarded Governor's Volunteer Service Award
April 8, 2018 What Will Happen after a Huge Earthquake Hits California
March 15, 2018  New Cascadia Mega-Quake Analysis Has "Hopeful Findings" 
February 28, 2018 Remembering Nisqually 17 Years Later
November 2, 2017 Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
September 1, 2017 National Preparedness Month 2017
July 24, 2017 King 5 News - Disaster Preparedness Day
December 7, 2016 Washington & Seattle Woefully Prepared for Cascadia Megaquake
December 4, 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand 6.3 EQ and the Seattle Fault
September 8, 2016 Issaquah CERT - National Award
June 6-7, 2016 Cascadia Rising Exercise


Issaquah Citizen Corps Overview

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.   
Winter Storm 2012



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City of Issaquah Emergency Management


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