Community Emergency Response Team training is available

January 29, 2013

By Staff

Registration is open for Community Emergency Response Team training in Issaquah.

CERT training is designed to prepare residents to help family members and neighbors during a catastrophic disaster. The training is important because professional emergency services personnel cannot help everybody immediately, so citizens can use CERT training to protect and save lives.

CERT courses include disaster first aid training, disaster preparedness, basic firefighting, light search and rescue, and damage assessment skills.

Participants can also learn how to turn off utilities and about the psychology of disaster response.

The training program is $35, and covers course materials and a stocked backpack.

Classes start March 13-14 and May 1-2. Learn more and register at the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council website, www.issaquahcitizencorps.com/cert/cert-class. CERT training courses typically fill up quickly.

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