The purpose of Community Emergency Response Team (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. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a combination of lecture, videos, and hands-on exercises that cover emergency preparedness, incident management organization, disaster psychology, medical triage and treatment, fire safety, light search and rescue and terrorism.
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.
Spring classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Issaquah Public Works Operations, 670 1st Ave. NE, Issaquah, WA 98027. Classes will start on April 4 and 6 with a break for Easter and the Issaquah school spring break, the week of April 9. Classes resume on April 18 and continue until May 4. The final disaster simulation will be on May 6 with a follow-up class on May 9 to discuss next steps for the CERTs in Issaquah, King County and Washington State.
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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