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In case of emergency tune to AM radio 1700
and monitor 444.525MHZ + 105.3 or FRS Channel 2
(Note the change back to 103.5 with 127.3 back-up)

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Spring 2019 CERT Training
begins March 6 (Wednesday evenings)
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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Emergency Management Preparedness Teams
Emergency Management (EM) Preparedness Teams is a concept that Issaquah Emergency Management, in partnership with Issaquah Citizen Corps, implemented in 2017.  To review the team objectives, activities and training opportunities, click the link below.
EM Preparedness - teams, activities & training

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2019 Training & Events Briefs

For more detailed information on all ICC activities, click here
On going
Training
Ongoing Training - Find links to FEMA Distance Learning (IS classes) and other ongoing learning opportunities.  Learn more.  

 February 23
09:00 - 12:00
Stop the Bleed Training - Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Learn and practice the steps to stop massive bleeding and save lives.   Learn more.
Begins
March 6
Wed. evenings
18:30 - 21:30
2019 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 2019 Spring CERT course description to learn more about the training.
 March 23
09:00 - 12:00
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 IMT (Incident Management Team) after a significant earthquake and/or subsequent aftershocks.   Learn more.
March 30
09:00 - 12:00
Rapid Impact Survey Exercise and 5th Saturday ICST Drill -  An RIS exercise will put your skills from the RIS training to use, where CERTs and MRCs will drive the RIS routes, document, and report simulated damages to the Issaquah Communications Support team (ICaST) using various means of communicationLearn more.
 
April 6
09:00 - 12:00
Stop the Bleed Training - Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Learn and practice the steps to stop massive bleeding and save lives.   Learn more.
 April 27
Set up AM
Simulation PM
Spring CERT Course Review and Disaster Simulation - "Learn by doing" exercises that put knowledge, skills and abilities gained in CERT courses, past and present, into practice.  Teams will be formed with past CERT graduates as team leaders for a series of simulations covering fire safety, medical triage and operations, search & rescue, and radio communication.   Learn more.
May 4 & 11
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.
May 18
9:00 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
 Four Summer Saturdays
3 shifts
8:00 - 14:30
Farmers Market - Issaquah Citizen Corps sponsors a booth at the Issaquah Farmers Market at Pickering Barn each summer to increase public awareness of the need for emergency and disaster preparedness.  CERTs can help by volunteering at the ICC booth.  Learn More
July 4
10:00 - 15:00
Issaquah's Down Home 4th of July Celebration and Heritage Day - Bring the family and join in some good old fashioned fun on Wednesday, July 4th for the “Down Home 4th of July Celebration and Heritage Day” festivities!.  Every Independence Day, folks gather a parade, games and more!  Issaquah Citizen Corps will sponsor a booth and CERTs can help by volunteering.  Learn More
August 6
17:00 - 19:00
National Night Out - You're invited as the Issaquah Police Department hosts a National Night Out celebration! Join and meet our police for free food, music and activities.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  CERTs can help by volunteering at the ICC booth.  Learn More
August 24
12:00 - 4:00
Highlands Day - Issaquah Citizen Corps sponsors a booth at the Issaquah Highlands Day celebration near Blakely Hall each summer to increase public awareness of the need for emergency and disaster preparedness.  CERTs can help by volunteering at the ICC booth.  Learn More
Begins
September 5
Thur. evenings
18:30 - 21:30
2018 Fall CERT Training - Although registration has closed for the Fall training, we will be back this Spring.  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 2019 Fall CERT course description to learn more about the training. (content for both Spring and Fall is the same)
October 4 (setup)
18:00 - 19:00
October 5 & 6
9:00 - 18:00
Salmon Days - ICC volunteers host a booth to showcase the CERT program and walk in the Salmon Days Grand Parade 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 program.  Learn more.
 October 19
Set up AM
Simulation PM
Fall CERT Course Review and Disaster Simulation - "Learn by doing" exercises that put knowledge, skills and abilities gained in CERT courses, past and present, into practice.  Teams will be formed with past CERT graduates as team leaders for a series of simulations covering fire safety, medical triage and operations, search & rescue, and radio communication.   Learn more.
October 26
09:00 - 12:00
Flood Flyer Distribution and Radio Communication Exercise - Issaquah CERTs are encouraged to participate in our annual Flood Flyer distribution along the Issaquah Creek.  You will meet other CERTs, learn parts of the city you may not know, and have the opportunity to practice ICS (Incident Command System) and radio communication.  Learn more
November 2
9:00 to 15:00
First-Aid/CPR/AED Class - Merit Emergency will teach a one-day class in administering first-aid, CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillation).   Learn more
November 16
09:00 - 12:00
Rapid Impact Survey Training and Exercise - 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 IMT (Incident Management Team) after a significant earthquake and/or subsequent aftershocks.  After the training, a short exercise will be held to put into practice you learnings.   Learn more.
Dec.7 & 14
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.

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Useful and Interesting News Items
 
April 8, 2018 What Will Happen after a Huge Earthquake Hits California
March 15, 2018  New Cascadia Mega-Quake Analysis Has "Hopeful Findings" 
February 28, 2018 Remembering Nisqually 17 Years Later
November 2, 2017 Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
September 1, 2017 National Preparedness Month 2017
July 24, 2017 King 5 News - Disaster Preparedness Day
December 7, 2016 Washington & Seattle Woefully Prepared for Cascadia Megaquake
December 4, 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand 6.3 EQ and the Seattle Fault
September 8, 2016 Issaquah CERT - National Award
June 6-7, 2016 Cascadia Rising Exercise

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Issaquah Citizen Corps Overview

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 in case of emergencies.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is for medical professionals and those willing to offer them non-medical support 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 using basic, handheld FRS radios.  Many members are also licensed amateur (HAM) radio operators.   
Winter Storm 2012

        

    

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