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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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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.

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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) and CERT efforts to support community events (Public Outreach).  Learn more.  
June 6
19:00 - 21:30
FAST / Shelter MRC Teams - Follow a family as they experience the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and its aftermath in Thailand. You will see the ensuing emergency response to this mass casualty event which compromised the ability of health systems to deliver services meeting established standards of care.  We hope to have a discussion after the movie about how public health and government response might look when resources are overwhelmed immediately after a disaster (e.g., tsunami after a magnitude 9 Cascadia earthquake along the Washington and Oregon coastline).   Learn more.  

June 24 & 25
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 Mercier Island providing support for this event. All are invited to attend either in person or by radio.  Learn more.
July 15
(Tentative)
ATC 20/45 Training - Learn about the safety evaluation of buildings after an earthquake (ATC 20) or windstorms and floods (ATC-45).  Learn more
September 5
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
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.
September 23
All 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
October 3
18:30 - 21:00
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 ICS after a significant earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.  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 - 16:00
Flood Flyer Distribution and RIS Training - Issaquah CERTs are encouraged to participate inour 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 and use radio communication.  Learn more
November
Dates and Time TBD
HAM Radio Technician Class - The Issaquah Amateur Radio Club will be offering a 2-day class to help you get your Technician Class license.  Testing will take place at the end of the 2nd day.  Learn more.  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

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