CERT Program of Kirkland, WA

Fall 2015 CERT Training Course

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Kirkland Seventh Day Adventist Church
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Registration

  • Internal use only
  • Select if you live, work, or attend school in Kirkland.
  • Select if you do not qualify as a resident of Kirkland.

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Registration is now open for Kirkland’s eight-class-long Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program!

WHEN
The program meets once a week on Thursdays from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. 

Class dates are: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29.

The course will end with a full-scale disaster simulation drill on Saturday, November 14th from 2:30pm to 9:00pm. 

A graduation ceremony will be held during a City Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 beginning at 7:00pm.

You must commit to attending all 8 classes and the final drill when you register.  The lessons in the course are cumulative and attendance is required.

WHERE
Classes will be held at the Kirkland Seventh Day Adventist Church in Central Houghton.  It is across the street from Metropolitan Market, on the same side of the street as Fire Station #22.  The address is 6400 108th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033.

COST
Registration is $35 for Kirkland residents (those who live, work, or attend school in Kirkland); the cost is $50 for non-residents. The fee includes a learning manual, hardhat, vest, backpack and basic emergency supplies.  Payment should be made as soon as possible after registering, a spot is not guaranteed in the class until payment is received. 

REFUND POLICY
Full refund for cancellations on or before Thursday, August 27, 2015.
No refunds for cancellations received on August 28, 2015 or later. 
To be fair to all this policy is strictly enforced, no exceptions.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Community Emergency Response Training is a hands-on course taught by an instructing team of EMTs, Kirkland firefighters, and trained citizen CERT instructors. Participants will learn how to support their neighborhoods and community by preparing for and responding to catastrophic disasters when first responders who provide fire and medical services will be overwhelmed.  Personal preparedness, quick decision making skills, and rescuer safety are also emphasized. 

CLASS TOPICS
Classes include instruction in personal preparedness, disaster medical operations, fire suppression, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology, recognizing potential acts of terrorism, and team organization.

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