Tim Flood announces candidacy for Issaquah City Council

May 20, 2015

Tim Flood has announced in a news release that he will run for the Issaquah City Council.

Tim Flood

Tim Flood

Flood has filed a declaration with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission and King County Elections for Position 4.

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CERT training is March 18 to May 2

March 3, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 3, 2015

City officials invite you to join the more than 300 people who have completed training for a Community Emergency Response Team.

The training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a major disaster. Registration is now open for the spring session.

The classes are from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Wednesday, March 18 through May 2, and include a hands-on disaster drill simulation the last day of class.

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Editorial — Get a fresh start by being a volunteer

January 6, 2015

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank — “The working poor. The newly homeless. Struggling seniors. The mentally ill. Whether underemployed or unemployable, the victim of tough times or tough streets, representing a long-term need or a short-term crisis, we try to help everyone who comes to us.” The organization helps people of all ages all year long. You can help by donating food, money or time. Learn more at http://issaquahfoodbank.org.

Simple solution — Pick up a few extra canned goods when you’re doing your own grocery shopping and drop them by the bank at 179 First Ave. S.E. Read more

Prepare for emergencies by enrolling in training Nov. 29

November 28, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 28, 2014

In trying to plan for the unexpected, officials are asking local residents to take part in training Nov. 29 for local Info Hubs.

An Info Hub is one in a network of emergency communications sites set up to provide residents with a place to obtain and share information in case of an emergency situation.

Info Hub groups meet for training and practice four times a year, any time there is a fifth Saturday in any given month. The next Info Hub session is at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at local Info Hubs. A post-drill debriefing is planned for 10:30 a.m. that same day at Fire Station 82, 1851 228th Ave. N.E.

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Editorial — Disaster preparedness is everyone’s job

September 16, 2014

What would you do if an earthquake affected your home? Mudslide? Flood? Fire? What about a minor emergency, like the occasional winter storm or power outage?

September is National Preparedness Month. But what does that mean to you?

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Sign up now for Community Emergency Response Team class

September 10, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 10, 2014

September marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month.

In honor of this year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware; Take Action to Prepare,” the Issaquah Citizen Corps encourages the community to learn more about local hazards, and prepare with plans and supplies. Be prepared for that occasional winter storm, power outage and anything else unexpected.

In addition, the Issaquah Citizen Corps is taking signups now for its fall Community Emergency Response Team class.

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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.

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Issaquah Citizen Corps offers new short-form CERT class

January 7, 2014

The Issaquah Citizen Corps is kicking off the new year offering a Community Emergency Response Team class in a new short format. The training focuses on personal readiness and disaster preparedness skills.

Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays starting Jan. 18, at the Issaquah Public Works building, 670 First Ave. N.E. Cost is $35 and covers course materials and a basic CERT backpack.

The four-week class culminates in a disaster simulation drill March 8.

Karen McManus, president of the Issaquah Citizen Corps, said the new courses are the result of popular demand.

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CERT classes registration opens

September 16, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 16, 2013

Join hundreds of community members, and learn how to best help yourself, your family and your neighbors during a disaster.

Emergency responders will not be able to help everyone immediately, so citizens like you can make a difference by using your Community Emergency Response Team training to protect and save lives.

CERT courses include:

  • Disaster first aid training
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Basic firefighting
  • Light search and rescue
  • Damage assessment
  • How to turn off utilities
  • The psychology behind a disaster

The program includes a nine-week course with classes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday starting Sept. 26. There will be no class Oct. 31.

Registration costs $35. Learn more and register here.

Community Emergency Response Team training is available

January 29, 2013

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.

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