CERT Program of Kirkland, WA

Spring 2015 CERT Training Course

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland, WA 98034
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Registration

  • 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 Wednesdays from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. 

Class dates are: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, and 4/22.  Please note there is no class on 4/8.

The full-scale disaster simulation drill is on Saturday, 4/25 at the Peter Kirk Community Center in the afternoon.  The exact time is to be announced. The drill is usually around 6 hours long.

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.  A graduation ceremony will be held during a City Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday May 5th at 7:00pm.

WHERE
Classes will be held at the Kirkland Justice Center.
The address is 11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland, WA 98034.

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 February 10, 2015.
No refunds for cancellations February 11, 2015 and 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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