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


Fall 2017 CERT training begins September 27
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.


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


2017 Events & Training Briefs

For more detailed information on all ICC activities, click here
Ongoing Training - Find links to FEMA Distance Learning (IS classes)  Learn more.  
Beginning September 27
18:30 - 21:30
2017 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 2017 Fall CERT course description to learn more about the training.
October 3
18:30 - 21:00
Rapid Impact Survey Training - The RIS training for October 3 has been cancelled.  Learn more.
October 7 & 8
10:00 - 18:00
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 progam.  Learn more.
October 21
09:00 - 12:00
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

Late Fall (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
November 11
18:30 - 21:00
FAST / VRC Training - Learn the essentials of Functional Assessment Service Teams (FASTs)  and Volunteer Reception Center assistance.  FASTs help assess people with access and function needs while in a shelter.  VRC assistance helps overwhelmed first responders by recruiting and managing volunteers so that urgent staffing needs can be quickly addressed.  Learn more
November 18
09:00 to 15:00
First-Aid/CPR/AED Class - Merit Emergency will be offering a one-day class in administering first-aid, CPR and/or AED (Automated External Defibrillation).  Learn more
2 & 9
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 if case of emergencies.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is for medical professionals and those willing to offer non-medical support them 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 use basic handheld FRS radios.  Many members are also licensed amateur (HAM) radio operators.   
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Issaquah Citizen Corps
Post Office Box 2365
Issaquah, Washington 98027
Sponsored by the City of Issaquah