Fall 2018 CERT Class Starts September 10
August 13, 2018
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kirkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is now accepting registrations for the Fall 2018 class. This 8-week course will start on Monday, September 10, 2018 and will be held the following seven Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue (lower entrance) Kirkland, WA 98033. The final simulation drill, which participants are required to attend, will take place on November 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The CERT program educates residents in disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during the exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event.
The cost for the 8-week course is $35.00 for those who live, work, or go to school in Kirkland; $50.00 for those outside of Kirkland. Participants will receive a CERT kit containing a helmet, reflective vest, backpack, and other emergency supplies. The program is sponsored by Kirkland CERT, the Kirkland Office of Emergency Management, and the Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council.
To register, go to www.KirklandCERT.com; for information e-mail Christina Brugman, Kirkland CERT, at CBrugman@Kirklandwa.gov.