CERT Program of Kirkland, WA

Training Opportunities

Upcoming events

    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fire Station #26
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    CERT instructor Christina Brugman will talk about basic disaster preparedness. 

    Back by popular demand!  The last class filled quickly, register now to secure your spot! 

    NOTE: as of 9/21/2017 this class is also filled.  Another date was added in November.  To register for the November class, please click here: Basic Disaster Preparedness with Christina

    Disaster life is a whole lot more bearable when you have the equipment and supplies you need to make it through with some level of comfort and safety.

    To help you prepare effectively, Christina will introduce the WA Emergency Management Division's "Prepare In A Year" Program:

    You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

    Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.

    When a disaster happens, will you know how to reconnect with your family?  Planning ahead can reduce your anxiety following a disaster. One of the the most important concepts in develop a family emergency preparedness plan is communication. Every member of the family needs to be involved so that when disaster strikes, everyone will know what to do. How well you manage the aftermath of disaster depends a great deal on your level of preparedness when disaster strikes.  

    To ensure your family is better prepared for the next disaster complete the easy-to-do activities in the Prepare in a Year Program.

    Location:
    Fire Station #26
    Address: 9930 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Parking is limited, please refer to this map:http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+Images/station+26+parking+map.gif
    Park on the street if all spaces are full.  Do not block garage doors or driveways.



    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fire Station #26
    • 8
    Register

    Health Support Team (HST) is a non-profit organization dedicated to training non-professional volunteers in how to provide mental health support services in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.  Utilizing the HST curriculum, class participants will learn how to best help their family, friends and community members cope with emotional shock and stress responses in the aftermath of a disaster.  Areas covered include common responses to disaster and trauma; supportive communication and listening techniques; relaxation and stress reduction techniques; thinking strategies; resiliency development.  

    This is the FIRST of a two-part class series.  The introductory class focuses on preparation and rebuilding phases and is a prerequisite for the advanced class (offered separately at a later date).   

    The class is taught by CERT Instructors Christina Brugman, Janet Merriam, and Tricia Parker.  Contact Janet with questions or concerns at jmerriam@kirklandwa.gov.   

    Location: Fire Station #26 in North Rose Hill

    Address: 9930 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Parking is limited, please refer to this map: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+Images/station+26+parking+map.gif
    Park on the street if all spaces are full.  Do not block garage doors or driveways.

    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fire Station #26
    • 1
    Register

    Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is program which prepares the residents of your neighborhood to help one another in the aftermath of a disaster when 911 is not available.  All of us, working together, can reduce the serious consequences of disaster.

    Participants will be taught the basics of the MYN process, including the 9-step Neighborhood Response Plan that teaches how to respond to injuries, leaking natural gas, and residents who may be alone or frightened.

    We will show you how to gather your neighbors, map your neighborhood, and identify the skills and equipment the various residents have.

    You will leave with all the information and materials you need to map your neighborhood.

    This class is free of charge.

    Location:
    Fire Station #26
    Address: 9930 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Parking is limited, please refer to this map:
    http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+Images/station+26+parking+map.gif
    Park on the street if all spaces are full.  Do not block garage doors or driveways.


    • Monday, November 13, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fire Station #26
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    CERT instructor Christina Brugman will talk about basic disaster preparedness. 

    Back by popular demand!  The last class filled quickly, register now to secure your spot!  NOTE: as of 9/24/2017 this class is also filled.  Another date was added in November.  To register for the November 27th class, please click here: Basic Disaster Preparedness with Christina

    Disaster life is a whole lot more bearable when you have the equipment and supplies you need to make it through with some level of comfort and safety.

    To help you prepare effectively, Christina will introduce the WA Emergency Management Division's "Prepare In A Year" Program:

    You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

    Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.

    When a disaster happens, will you know how to reconnect with your family?  Planning ahead can reduce your anxiety following a disaster. One of the the most important concepts in develop a family emergency preparedness plan is communication. Every member of the family needs to be involved so that when disaster strikes, everyone will know what to do. How well you manage the aftermath of disaster depends a great deal on your level of preparedness when disaster strikes.  

    To ensure your family is better prepared for the next disaster complete the easy-to-do activities in the Prepare in a Year Program.

    Location:
    Fire Station #26
    Address: 9930 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Parking is limited, please refer to this map:http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+Images/station+26+parking+map.gif
    Park on the street if all spaces are full.  Do not block garage doors or driveways.



    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Register

    Volunteers are needed for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) final simulation drill.   This is the “final exam” for CERT students to demonstrate their search/rescue and first aid skills.

    We need 5 volunteers to set up the facility to make it look like a disaster has occurred.  This job will take about an hour and begins at 7:10 am.

    We also need 27 volunteer "victims”, who are assigned dramatic roles and specific injuries.  A professional make-up artist applies moulage make-up and prosthetics to realistically simulate injuries.  This is an all-day role.  "Victims" are scheduled to arrive between 7:30am and 9:45am and are expected to stay for the duration of the drill, which ends at 3:00pm

    When you register you will be given a choice of several moulage make-up options.  We do our best to honor your preferences, but due to the amount of time it takes to apply full make-up, we can't guarantee that everyone who requests "The Works!" will get it.  We also can not guarantee specific injuries.  We do guarantee you will have lots of opportunities to demonstrate your acting skills!

     

    Moulage Make-Up Options:
    • The Works!  Gruesome injury with lots of fake blood.
    • Moderate - full make-up with some fake blood.
    • Mild - light make-up, no fake blood.
    • Acting only - no make-up or fake blood.
    • No preference - whichever level is needed.

     

    ALLERGY ALERTS:

    • Please be advised that some moulage prosthetics are made of latex.  Let the make up artist know if you are allergic to latex. 
    • A smoke machine may be used during the drill.  Let staff know if you need to be positioned in a less-smokey area.  Please know that complete avoidance of the smoke is not possible.
    • If you have special dietary needs please bring your own food, clearly marked with your name.

    Snacks are provided throughout the day, we will have pizza during the de-briefing after the drill.

     

    Participants must be 14 years old or older.  Students between 14 and 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent.  Students between 16 and 18 years old must have a signed consent form from their parents.

     

    Confirmation, guidelines, a volunteer agreement, and further information will be e-mailed to you. 

    • Monday, November 27, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fire Station #26
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    CERT instructor Christina Brugman will talk about basic disaster preparedness. 

    Back by popular demand!  The last class filled quickly, register now to secure your spot!

    Disaster life is a whole lot more bearable when you have the equipment and supplies you need to make it through with some level of comfort and safety.

    To help you prepare effectively, Christina will introduce the WA Emergency Management Division's "Prepare In A Year" Program:

    You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

    Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.

    When a disaster happens, will you know how to reconnect with your family?  Planning ahead can reduce your anxiety following a disaster. One of the the most important concepts in develop a family emergency preparedness plan is communication. Every member of the family needs to be involved so that when disaster strikes, everyone will know what to do. How well you manage the aftermath of disaster depends a great deal on your level of preparedness when disaster strikes.  

    To ensure your family is better prepared for the next disaster complete the easy-to-do activities in the Prepare in a Year Program.

    Location:
    Fire Station #26
    Address: 9930 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Parking is limited, please refer to this map:http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+Images/station+26+parking+map.gif
    Park on the street if all spaces are full.  Do not block garage doors or driveways.



    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fire Station #26
    • 22
    Register

    Health Support Team (HST) is a non-profit organization dedicated to training non-professional volunteers in how to provide mental health support services in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.  Utilizing the HST curriculum, class participants will learn how to best help their family, friends and community members cope with emotional shock and stress responses in the aftermath of a disaster.  Areas covered include common responses to disaster and trauma; supportive communication and listening techniques; relaxation and stress reduction techniques; thinking strategies; resiliency development.  

    This is the FIRST of a two-part class series.  The introductory class focuses on preparation and rebuilding phases and is a prerequisite for the advanced class (offered separately at a later date).   

    The class is taught by CERT Instructors Christina Brugman, Janet Merriam, and Tricia Parker.  Contact Janet with questions or concerns at jmerriam@kirklandwa.gov.   

    Location: Fire Station #26 in North Rose Hill

    Address: 9930 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Parking is limited, please refer to this map: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+Images/station+26+parking+map.gif
    Park on the street if all spaces are full.  Do not block garage doors or driveways.

    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fire Station #22
    • 19
    Register

    Join Chris Terpstra, volunteer Search & Rescue K-9 handler and Type 3 Com-L, to learn what we in the community can do to help when much of the communications infrastructure is compromised.  

    Chris will share lessons learned from his recent experiences at Hurricane Harvey. 

    This class includes hands-on practice with FRS radios (Family Radio Service / Walkie-Talkies).

    Location:
    Fire Station #22
    Address: 6602 108th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    For more information about the location click here:http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+PDFs/Station+22+parking+map.pdf

Past events

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Shelter-In-Place with Steve
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Basic Disaster Preparedness with Christina
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Water Storage, Safety, and Distribution in a Disaster
Monday, May 08, 2017 Preparing Pets for Disasters with Elise
Saturday, April 29, 2017 CERT Drill Volunteer Registration
Monday, April 24, 2017 CERT Basic Traffic Management with Carl Lunak
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 WA Fusion Center Community Awareness Presentation
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Advanced Post-Disaster Mental Health Support
Saturday, February 25, 2017 Advanced Post-Disaster Mental Health Support
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Basic Disaster Preparedness with Christina
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Medical Operations II Review with Todd
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Introduction to Post-Disaster Mental Health Support
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Introduction to Post-Disaster Mental Health Support
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Electric Safety for CERTs
Saturday, November 19, 2016 CERT Drill Volunteer Registration
Monday, November 14, 2016 Map Your Neighbhorhood Facilitator Training
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Shelter-In-Place with Steve
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Preparing Pets for Disasters with Elise
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Cascadia Rising Update with Pattijean
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Shelter-In-Place with Steve
Saturday, April 16, 2016 CERT Drill Volunteer Registration
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Map Your Neighbhorhood Facilitator Training
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Personal Preparedness with Jen
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Emergency Communications with Chris
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 HAM Radio Technician license class
Saturday, February 06, 2016 Magnitude 9.0 Survive and Thrive After a Disaster!
Saturday, January 30, 2016 CERT + Ham Radio Operators Drill
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Basic Disaster Preparedness with Christina
Saturday, November 14, 2015 CERT Drill Volunteer Registration
Saturday, November 07, 2015 Medical Operations II Review with Todd
Monday, October 26, 2015 Disaster Psychology Training
Monday, October 12, 2015 Incident Command System (ICS) Review
Saturday, October 10, 2015 Map Your Neighbhorhood Facilitator Training
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Basic Disaster Preparedness with Christina - FULL. Another class has been added in December to accommodate demand.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 CERT for Animals with WASART
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Personal Preparedness with Jen
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Map Your Neighborhood Facilitator Training
Saturday, April 25, 2015 CERT Drill Volunteer Registration
Saturday, March 28, 2015 CANCELLED: Medical Operations II Review
Monday, March 23, 2015 CANCELLED: All About Cribbing - with Jesse!
Monday, March 09, 2015 Water Safety and Storage
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Spring 2015 CERT Training Course
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Gas and Electric Safety
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Social Media Training
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Incident Command System Review & Hands-On Exercise
Sunday, November 16, 2014 CERT Final Drill Volunteer Registration
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Skywarn Weather Spotter Training
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Map Your Neighbhorhood Facilitator Training
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Medical Reserve Corps Recruiting Meeting
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Fall 2014 CERT Training Course
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Haute Cuisine in a Disaster
Sunday, April 27, 2014 CERT Final Drill Volunteer Registration
Thursday, April 24, 2014 CERT17 Week 8: Review and Drill Preparation
Thursday, April 03, 2014 CERT17 Week 7: Light Rescue and Cribbing
Thursday, March 27, 2014 CERT17 Week 6: Disaster Medical Operations II
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Disaster Medical Operations I and II Review
Thursday, March 20, 2014 CERT17 Week 5: Disaster Medical Operations I
Thursday, March 13, 2014 CERT17 Week 4: Fire Safety and Suppression
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Water Safety and Storage
Thursday, March 06, 2014 CERT17 Week 3: Disaster Psychology and Terrorism
Thursday, February 27, 2014 CERT17 Week 2: Size up and ICS
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Gas and Electric Safety
Thursday, February 20, 2014 CERT17 Week 1: Disaster Preparedness
Monday, January 13, 2014 Map Your Neighbhorhood Facilitator Training
Saturday, November 30, 2013 ARES / CERT Drill
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 CERT Steering Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 03, 2013 CERT Final Drill Volunteer Registration
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 CERT16 Class #8
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 CERT16 Class #7
Saturday, October 19, 2013 CERT Animal Response Modules I & II
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 CERT16 Class #6
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 CERT16 Class #5
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 CERT16 Class #4
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 CERT16 Class #3
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 CERT16 Class #2
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 CERT16 Class #1
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