Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)

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2023 CERT Basic Training Schedule

Our upcoming CERT events are scheduled for the following dates, subject to change.  

Fall 2023 CERT Training

Skills Training: August 8, 10, 15, 17 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Drill: August 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


CERT costs $25 for City of Kirkland residents.

Sign up for our Fall CERT class here!

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About CERT

CERT is a hands-on training that teaches individuals how to prepare their homes and neighborhoods to respond to a disaster.

Learn skills like fire suppression, disaster first aid, search and rescue techniques, assisting professional responders, responding to suspected terrorist incidents, reducing survivor stress, and preparing individuals and communities for emergencies.

Click this link to learn more about the nationwide CERT program from the FEMA website.

If you are interested in CERT and the emergency preparedness system and want to learn more, you can check out these free independent study FEMA courses and materials:

Basic CERT Training Manual and Materials

Independent Study Course: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERTs) 

Independent Study Course: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS) 

Independent Study Course: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)