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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)


Fall 2018 CERT Training registration is closed
Spring schedule will be available early next year
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.


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


2018 Events & Training Briefs

For more detailed information on all ICC activities, click here
Ongoing Training - Find links to FEMA Distance Learning (IS classes) and other ongoing learning opportunities.  Learn more.  
September 20
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 2018 Fall CERT course description to learn more about the training.
October 20
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
 Nov. 3
11:45 - 16:30
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.
November 17
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
Dec.1 & 8
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.

December 1
9:00 - 16:00
Mass Care Support Workshop - A Mass Care workshop will be held at PWO.  Brenda Bramwell will present Mass Care SOPs with table-top exercises to include Shelter, FAST, PETS, private medications POD, and CPOD.  Lunch will be provided.  Learn more.


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


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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City of Issaquah Emergency Management


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Post Office Box 2365
Issaquah, Washington 98027
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