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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.
Fall 2019 CERT class registration is now open.

See below for information on the Fall course, or email


 The Fall CERT 2019 Training Schedule

Module 1 of the FEMA interactive web-based study course IS-317 should be reviewed prior to the first class.
For additional details on each unit of the class, click the unit name.
Sept. 26 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness TBD Optional Refresher on Fire, Medical and Search & Rescue
Oct. 3 Unit 2: Fire Safety Nov. 7 Unit 6: CERT Organization
Oct. 10 Unit 3: Disaster Medicine - Part 1 Nov. 14 Unit 7: Disaster Psychology
Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT
Oct.17 Unit 4: Disaster Medicine - Part 2 Nov. 16 Disaster Simulation and Course Review (all day exercise)
Oct. 24 Unit 5: Light Search and Rescue Operations Nov. 21 Unit 9: Next steps and other opportunities
Fall classes will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in the Training Room at Issaquah Public Works Operations, 670 1st Ave. NE, Issaquah, WA 98027.  To view or download directions and a map to Public Works, click here. 
The course has a $35 fee and includes a CERT backpack and vest, a hard hat and a basic medical supply kit. 
Please download, complete and bring to the first class, the CERT Participant Release of Liability Form.  This form is required by the City. 
If you miss a class, you can attend a make-up class with other CERT training programs in the area.  You will need to download the "Make-Up" form or obtain one in class. Complete the form, have the make-up CERT instructor sign it and return to your Issaquah CERT instructor. 
Summary tables for Eastside-Puget Sound CERT Courses can be downloaded for a quick look. These tables will be updated as information changes.  You can also check out the Eastside training calendar of events for other activities. 
2020 Spring CERT training classes will be announced early next year. Content will be the same as Fall, 2019. 

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.

To see a 20 minute FEMA video of a typical CERT deployment, click this link, CERT in Action.

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

FEMA: Download the CERT training manual - all students will receive a copy of this manual
FEMA: Download the CERT training presentations - Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or PowerPoint (.ppt) is available
FEMA: Community Emergency Response Team - course overview, training materials, training videos, drill and exercises
FEMA: Emergency Management Institute - Distance Learning (IS Training)
FEMA: CERT case history training videos
FEMA: CERT Train-The-Trainer manual
Emergency Preparedness
Ready.gov - Prepare for Emergencies
Washington State Emergency Management - Emergency Preparedness Guide
Seattle and King County Ready - Enter your address and find information for your location
Local Resources
King County Emergency Management
CERT Eastside Regional Team - Click here for monthly calendar
City of Issaquah Emergency Management
Washington State Animal Response Team
Additional CERT Training & Supplies
PrepareSmart - Local source for CERT supplies (Redmond, WA)
Merit Emergency Education and Training - First aid, CPR, emergency preparedness and more
Amateur Radio Licensing Classes - Puget Sound Area - List from N7CFO.COM
Radio & Communications - CERT Training Units 2-6 - PowerPoint presentation from CERT training
Generators and Emergency Situations - PowerPoint presentation on generators for emergency household use and more (should be available soon)


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