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The purpose of CERT training is to provide individuals with the basic skills that they will need to respond to their community's immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available.  By working together, CERT members can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques of the course.  The target audience for this course is individuals who desire the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and respond to a disaster.
For class information e-mail:

issCERTclass@gmail.com

Fall 2017 CERT Class Schedule

Module 1 of the FEMA interactive web-based study course IS-317 should be reviewed prior to the first class on September 27.
For additional details on each unit of the class, click the unit name.
Sept. 27 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness Nov. 1 Unit 6: CERT Organization
Oct. 4 Unit 2: Fire Safety TBD Optional Refresher on Fire, Medical and Search & Rescue
Oct. 11 Unit 3: Disaster Medicine - Part 1 Nov. 8 Unit 7: Disaster Psychology
Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT
Oct. 18 Unit 4: Disaster Medicine - Part 2 Nov. 11 Disaster Simulation and Course Review (all day exercise)
Oct. 25 Unit 5: Light Search and Rescue Operations Nov. 15 Unit 9: Next steps and other opportunities
Fall classes will be held Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in the Issaquah Public Works Operations building The course has a $35 fee and includes a CERT backpack and vest, a hard hat and a basic medical supply kit
  2018 CERT classes will be announced in early 2018 - stay tuned for details  


Emergency Preparedness - What To Do Before A Disaster
The most complete information on how to prepare for almost any disaster can be found on Ready.gov.  Earthquakes, home fires, severe weather, and many others are discussed fully with plans for how to be prepared. 


Volunteer Deployment Guidelines
In times of need, the City of Issaquah might call on the generosity of citizen volunteers including CERT.  Click on the link to the right for a simple, one-page guideline of how volunteer deployment works, and what you can do to stay informed and participate if available.  If you are interested in volunteering during emergency and disaster situations, please print the guideline page and keep a few copies handy.

Issaquah Citizen Corps, CERT, MRC, CPOD Volunteer Deployment Guideline (.pdf)



Permanent Emergency Worker (CERT or MRC)
If you are interested in becoming a permanent emergency worker, please, follow the Issaquah Emergency Management Emergency Worker Application Process or contact Brenda Bramwell brendab@issaquahwa.gov for more information.


Additional CERT Resources


 
Download the CERT training manual (all students will receive a copy of this manual)

 
FEMA CERT Training Videos
Downloadable videos

 
FEMA CERT Basic Training Presentations Units 1-8 (both .ppt and .pdf formats)

 
King County Emergency Management

 
CERT Eastside Regional Team
and their monthly calendar


City of Issaquah Emergency Management


Washington State Animal Response Team


Ready.gov - Prepare for Emergencies


PrepareSmart - local resource for CERT supplies


Merit Emergency - Education and Training
First Aid, CPR, emergency preparedness and more


Amateur Radio Licensing Classes - Puget Sound Area


Radio & Communications - Units 2-6    

 

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Issaquah Citizen Corps
Post Office Box 2365
Issaquah, Washington 98027
Sponsored by the City of Issaquah