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2017 Training & Events

On going FEMA Distance Learning - The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

Click here to go to FEMA EMI Distance Learning

IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (MINS), An Introduction
IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

ICC Board Meetings - Open to the public on the 4th Tuesday of each month (7:00 to 9:00 pm) in the Issaquah Public Works Training Room.  Learn more.
Beginning September 27
18:30 - 21:30

2017 Fall 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 2017 Fall CERT course description to learn more about the training.
November 18
(Saturday)
09:00 to 15:00

First Aid / AED / CPR Training
– Merit Emergency will be conducting training for ICC members who wish to get a current, 2-year ASHI, American Health and Safety, completion card and a training pocket guide.  A current card is not required unless you are registered as an emergency worker with the city of Issaquah.  Cost for class is $35.00 payable at the class or on a secure web site at www.meritemergency.com.

Number of students is limited to 20 on a first come - first serve basis.  RSVP to: Bill Merritt - bill@meritemergency.com.

Class Location:
Issaquah City Hall
Eagle Room
130 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027 
November 28
18:30 - 21:00

FAST Training
- Learn the essentials of Functional Assessment Service Teams (FAST) who will help assess people with access and functional needs and assist them by getting what they need to stay in a shelter.  FAST work with emergency shelter personnel to conduct assessments for people with access and functional needs in community and American Red Cross emergency shelters.  FAST are deployed as the shelters open and work until no longer needed, or they may support several shelters.

Who should attend?  All interested in Mass Care, Sheltering - MRC and CERTs alike.

After the orientation, we will begin to plot a path forward into 2018 and beyond:
     1.  As we talk about people with access and functional needs, how can we include them in the planning?
     2.  What resources do we have in the community that specifically addresses those needs, and how do we include those people in the Planning as well?
     3.  Since we take a support role for the shelter, what training and exercise planning do we need to have?
     4.  Other things to consider

FAST is starting to get a foot hold in King County.  Here, in Issaquah, we want to keep up or stay ahead and not be left behind.

To register for the class please contact Brenda Bramwell.

Class Location:
City of Issaquah Public Works
Training Room
670 1st Ave. NE
Issaquah, WA 98027  
December
2 & 9
9:00 - 17:00

HAM Radio Technician Class - The Issaquah Amateur Radio Club (IARC) will sponsor a course in December, to help you get your Technician, General or Extra level license.  The course will be in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall (near the entrance to the police station) on two consecutive Saturdays.  Both days tend to be full, and will go from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch. 

At 3:00 pm on the second Saturday you will take the licensing test, which takes about half an hour.  It is immediately graded and you will know the results before you leave.  Note that tests for the General and Extra classes will also be available and immediately graded.  All tests are covered by a single $15.00 fee, which will be collected at the beginning of the testing session.

Issaquah Amateur Radio Club (IARC) will have important information that attendees need to read.  Please visit their website, http://www.w7bi.com, for details as they become available.

To register for the class please contact Dan Stevens, KL7WM@aol.com or Joe Decuir joe.decuir@gmail.com (KF7BMD).

Class Location:
Issaquah City Hall
Eagle Room
130 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027 

December 9
9:00 - 11:00

Generator Class
- Generators are excellent resources after a disaster. Issaquah Citizen Corps will offer a course presenting the basic principles for installing and using generators safely and effectively.  Additional details will be added as they develop.

Class Location:
Issaquah Public Works Operations
670 1st Ave. NE
Issaquah, WA 98027  

2018 Training & Events

TBD
January

Chain Saw Class
- Chain saws can be essential after wind storms and earthquakes.  Issaquah Citizen Corps will sponsor a course designed to teach safety and skills when using a chain saw. Stay tuned for additional details. 

Class Location:
Issaquah Public Works Operations

670 1st Ave. NE
Issaquah, WA 98027 
TBD
February or March
18:30 - 21:30

2018 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 2017 Fall CERT course description to learn more about the training.
Late Spring
 (TBD)
Full Day

Mass Care Support (Shelter) Team
- Issaquah CERT is improving our support of emergency shelters for disaster response. This includes both human shelters and pet shelters. A first step is to train a core of volunteers to staff and operate shelters.  This Shelter Operations Training will be facilitated by the American Red Cross.

Taking the training does not commit anyone to serving; it just qualifies you for it. In an actual disaster we always expect people to take care of their own families before supporting the relief of others in the community.  It, therefore, makes sense to train a lot more people than we might need, because, clearly, not everyone would be available. You do not have to be a trained CERT member to take the shelter training, and you can choose not to volunteer at any time. Our experience is that these kinds of training classes are well-presented, interesting, not difficult, and attended by an interesting and diverse population.  

The Issaquah Community Center is a designated emergency shelter, but there may be others closer to where you live and this training qualifies you to volunteer there too.  We emphasize that there is no commitment involved, and taking the training means that you will be qualified to assist should you choose to do so.

To register for the class please contact Brenda Bramwell.

Class Location:
Issaquah Senior Center
75 NE Creek Way
Issaquah, WA 98027 
Dates TBD
(Saturday)
09:00 to 15:00

First Aid / AED / CPR Training
– Merit Emergency will be conducting training for ICC members who wish to get a current, 2-year ASHI, American Health and Safety, completion card and a training pocket guide.  A current card is not required unless you are registered as an emergency worker with the city of Issaquah.  Cost for class is $35.00 payable at the class or on a secure web site at www.meritemergency.com.

Number of students is limited to 20 on a first come - first serve basis.  RSVP to: Bill Merritt - bill@meritemergency.com.

Class Location:
Issaquah City Hall
Eagle Room
130 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027 
Dates TBD
9:00 - 17:00

HAM Radio Technician Class - The Issaquah Amateur Radio Club (IARC) will sponsor a course in December, to help you get your Technician, General or Extra level license.  The course will be in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall (near the entrance to the police station) on two consecutive Saturdays.  Both days tend to be full, and will go from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch. 

At 3:00 pm on the second Saturday you will take the licensing test, which takes about half an hour.  It is immediately graded and you will know the results before you leave.  Note that tests for the General and Extra classes will also be available and immediately graded.  All tests are covered by a single $15.00 fee, which will be collected at the beginning of the testing session.

Issaquah Amateur Radio Club (IARC) will have important information that attendees need to read.  Please visit their website, http://www.w7bi.com, for details as they become available.

To register for the class please contact Dan Stevens, KL7WM@aol.com or Joe Decuir joe.decuir@gmail.com (KF7BMD).

Class Location:
Issaquah City Hall
Eagle Room
130 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027 

 

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