Registration open for Kirkland’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT); Classes begin Feb. 25

  CERT volunteer coordinator Christina Brugman, and current CERT in training Cathy Tracey.


Registration is now open for Kirkland’s eight-week-long Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program.  The program is scheduled to begin Monday, February 25th and continue for eight consecutive Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, visit  Registration is $35 per person.  Classes will be held at Kirkland Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6400 108th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA.


In this FEMA-developed curriculum, participants will learn how to support their neighborhoods and their community by preparing for and responding disasters. Specifically, they’ll learn skills relating to disaster preparedness, fire suppression, triage and basic first aid, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization. The program culminates on April 28th with a simulated disaster.  Instruction is provided by Kirkland firefighters who have been certified by FEMA.  For registration information contact, Christina Brugman at