CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is now open for registration for the winter 2014 class. This 8 week course will start February 20th and be held the following 7 Mondays from 6 to 9 pm and includes a final drill on April 27th.
The Community Emergency Response Team program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
Cost for the 8 week course is $35 for Kirkland residents and $50 for non-residents. Participants will receive a learning manual, hardhat, vest, backpack and emergency supplies. The program is sponsored by City of Kirkland and Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council.
For additional information or to register, visit kirklandcert.com. There is a maximum of 32 students.