Emergency response classes start soon
March 4, 2014
When a disaster occurs, professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everybody immediately.
That means ordinary citizens make a difference. Join more than 300 people in the community who have already completed training for a Community Emergency Response Team.
CERT training is designed to prepare citizens in the event of a disaster. Registration is now open for the spring session.
The program includes a weekly evening course from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from March 19 through May 3, that culminates with a hands-on disaster simulation drill.
A $35 fee covers course materials and a basic emergency backpack kit.
Learn the basics of personal preparedness, how to use a fire extinguisher, triage injuries and perform basic trauma first aid.
Classes usually fill up quickly. Register and learn more at www.issaquahcitizencorps.org.