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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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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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Fall 2017 CERT training has concluded -
Please check back for information on the Spring 2018 class
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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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

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2017 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)  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.
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
November 28
18:30 - 21:00
FAST Training - Learn the essentials of Functional Assessment Service Teams (FASTs).  FASTs help assess people with access and function needs while in a shelter.   Learn more
December
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.
December 9
9:00 - 11:00
Generator Class - Generators are excellent resources after a disaster. Issaquah Citizen Corps will offer a course presenting the basic principles for installing and using generators safely and effectively.  Learn more.

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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)  Learn more.  
TBD
January
Chain Saw Class - Chain saws can be essential after wind storms and earthquakes.  Issaquah Citizen Corps will sponsor a course designed to teach safety and skills when using a chain saw.  Learn more
TBD
February-March
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 2017 Fall CERT course description to learn more about the training.
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
TBD
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
TBD
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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Post Office Box 2365
Issaquah, Washington 98027
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