Floods, snow, wind and ice storms, power outages. It seems the Snoqualmie Valley has seen a lot over the past few years.
In a joint community venture, the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering a FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, which begins October 12 at the Snoqualmie Fire Station.
The purpose of the course is to train citizens to save lives, protect property and operate safely in post-disaster environments. The course is taught by a partnership between the Snoqualmie Fire Department, Eastside Fire & Rescue and community volunteers.
- Saturday, October 12th, 9AM-3PM
- Saturday, October 19th, 9AM-3PM
- Saturday, November 2nd, 9AM-3AM
- Saturday, November 9th, 9AM-3PM (drill)
CERT training gives participants an opportunity to learn techniques in fire suppression, search and rescue, disaster psychology and disaster medical operations – including triage techniques, patient assessment and treating life-threatening injuries. The course concludes with a disaster simulation and drill.
For a detailed schedule of session topics, please visit the Emergency Management section of the City of Snoqualmie website.
The fee for the four-day course is $25 per person and is fully refundable upon completion of all classes. The fee includes equipment, a student manual and CERT kit, which includes Field Operation Guide, hard-hat, safety vest, backpack, goggles, gloves, flashlight, whistle, triage tape, and hand-sanitizing gel.
Registration by October 1, 2013
To register for the CERT program, please email the City of Snoqualmie Department of Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1 and include your name, address,and phone number. Also, register by calling Liz Luizzo or Bob Rowe at 425-888-1551.