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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.

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 Spring 2018 CERT Class Schedule
Dates will be announced in early 2018

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.
Week 1 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness (Completed) TBD Optional Refresher on Fire, Medical and Search & Rescue
Week 2 Unit 2: Fire Safety Week 6 Unit 6: CERT Organization
Week 3 Unit 3: Disaster Medicine - Part 1 Week 7 Unit 7: Disaster Psychology
Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT
Week 4 Unit 4: Disaster Medicine - Part 2 TBD Disaster Simulation and Course Review (all day exercise)
Week 5 Unit 5: Light Search and Rescue Operations TBD Unit 9: Next steps and other opportunities
Spring classes will be held Wednesday or Thursday 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
  If you miss a class, you can attend a make-up class with other CERT training programs in the area. Click here to view the CERT Eastside 2018 training schedule (when available). To download the "Make-Up" form, click here.   2018 CERT classes will be announced in the coming weeks - 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.

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

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)

PrepareSmart - local resource for CERT supplies

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

Washington State Animal Response Team

CERT Eastside Regional Team
Click here for monthly calendar

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