CERT Program of Kirkland, WA

Fall 2016 CERT Training Course

  • Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • 10 sessions
  • Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 03, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 24, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 31, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, November 07, 2016, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:00 AM 2:00 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • Kirkland Justice Center
  • 10


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

Registration is closed

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

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

The course will end with a full-scale disaster simulation drill on Saturday, November 19th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. 

A graduation ceremony will be held during a City Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm.

Classes will be held at the Kirkland Justice Center behind Fred Meyer.  The address is 11750 NE 118th Street.

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. 

Full refund for cancellations on or before Monday, September 5, 2016.
No refunds for cancellations received on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 or later. 
To be fair to all this policy is strictly enforced, no exceptions.

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. 

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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