Learn to Serve Community During Emergencies; CERT Training Starts Soon

Floods, snow, wind and ice storms, power outages. It seems the Snoqualmie Valley has seen a lot over the past few years.

Want to be prepared toCERTtraining help serve the community during emergency situations?  If so, then North Bend and Snoqualmie want to help train you to do just that.

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.

Session Dates:

  • Saturday, October 12th, 9AM-3PM
  • Saturday, October 19th, 9AM-3PM
  • Saturday, November 2nd, 9AM-3AM
  • Saturday, November 9th, 9AM-3PM (drill)

CERTtraining2CERT 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.

Course Fee

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 eoc@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us by October 1 and include your name, address,and phone number. Also, register by calling Liz Luizzo or Bob Rowe at 425-888-1551.

 

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