Community Emergency Response Team training starts soon

February 12, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. Feb. 12, 2011

Issaquah residents can prepare for disasters at Community Emergency Response Team training in March.

CERT training is designed to prepare you to help residents during and after a catastrophe.

In the aftermath of a major earthquake or another disaster, emergency responders cannot help everyone immediately, so citizens rely on CERT training to protect and save neighbors.

The program typically includes eight weeks of classes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $35. The session starts March 23. Participants can register through the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council.

CERT courses include disaster first aid training, disaster preparedness, basic firefighting, light search and rescue and damage assessment, plus lessons in how to turn off utilities and the psychology behind a disaster.

CERT members also educate residents about Map Your Neighborhood, a program to coordinate disaster recovery on a block-by-block basis. Teams also participated in Sound Shake, a detailed earthquake-response exercise King County and cities conducted last fall.

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