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Posted on: June 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - Emergency Preparedness: Volunteer Honored for Service -

Gov. Jay Inslee recently honored Issaquah volunteer Susan Waters for years of service to community emergency preparedness and response programs.

Waters plays a major role in helping advance the mission of the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council, particularly the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) programs.

Waters, secretary of Issaquah Citizen Corps and a key member of Medical Reserve Corps, is a state-certified CERT instructor and pivotal to the coordination of Issaquah’s CERT classes. In addition, she also facilitated CERT classes for Costco corporate headquarters in Issaquah.

Together with her children Jake, 13, and Isabel, 16, Waters has devoted hundreds of hours to make CERT drills realistic, fun and educational.

Waters also serves the Issaquah community by coordinating public outreach activities to spread the message of personal and neighborhood emergency preparedness through the Map Your Neighborhood program.

At the 2015 Seattle/King County Clinic, she joined 3,800 volunteers to help provide $3.7 million in dental, vision and medical care to 4,010 people.

Waters also responded to the Oso slide as an emergency worker and served at the Personal Property Reunification Center.

Mayor Fred Butler and the Issaquah City Council honored Waters during the June 20, 2016, council meeting.

Now is a great time to get involved in the Issaquah Citizen Corps and CERT!

CERT training is offered twice a year (fall and spring) to our community members. With the training, you can make a difference to protect and save lives during a disaster.

To learn more about community emergency preparedness and response programs, go to issaquahcitizencorps.org.

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