May 12, 2015
Bill Merritt is in the business of saving lives.
The fourth-generation Issaquah resident has worked as a firefighter, an EMT and now operates his own emergency training education business.
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.
February 10, 2015
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.
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.
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.
January 29, 2013
Good reasons to attend health fair
Save the date! The annual Issaquah/Sammamish Health & Safety Fair has a whole lot of reasons why you and your family should plan to attend, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Pickering Barn.
Perhaps you’ve been meaning to get your family more prepared for emergencies. There is still time this year for a big winter storm to knock out power for days on end. Will you be ready?
The Issaquah Citizen Corps Council, Issaquah Medical Corps and the city of Issaquah will be at the fair with timely information to help you get started.
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.
January 29, 2013
Learn chainsaw safety basics as the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council hosts a class soon.
The training focuses on chainsaw handling, operation and maintenance. The free class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at the city Public Works Operations Building, 670 First Ave. N.E. The class size is limited, so interested residents should register at the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council website, www.issaquahcitizencorps.com.
January 15, 2013
The annual Issaquah/Sammamish Health & Safety Fair returns to Pickering Barn from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 with plenty of free health screenings to make it fun and worthwhile for area families.
The fair will feature 50 or more health care professionals. Free health screening will include blood pressure, glucose, eye pressure, injury screening, posture and spinal analysis, oral cancer, sleep apnea and orthotic evaluations. There will be free gifts and information to take home.
The King County Police Union will host its MY ID Club, offering parents free fingerprints of their children, an important tool should children be abducted. The Issaquah Citizen Corps Council, the city of Issaquah and Eastside Fire & Rescue will offer safety and emergency preparedness information.