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It will take the whole community to prepare together for emergencies. There are lots of ways for Kirkland residents to get involved and volunteer with emergency preparedness and help the City get ready to respond.
Community Emergency Response Team
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teaches participants to respond to disasters when normal first responders such as police, fire, or public works, are overwhelmed and unable to reach everyone who needs help. CERT participants learn to take care of themselves and the people through a combination of classroom and hands on training.
Kirkland Emergency Communication Team
The Kirkland Emergency Communication Team (KECT) supports the City with volunteer amateur (ham) radio communications support during disasters and planned events.
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