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Kirkland Community Emergency Response Training

Contact: Christina Brugman
Department: Kirkland CERT (OEM)

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kirkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Kirkland Office of Emergency Management are now accepting registration for the Fall, 2016 class. This 8-week course will start on Monday, September 19, 2016 and will be held the following seven Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kirkland Justice Center, 11740 NE 118th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. The Final Simulation Drill, which participants are required to attend, will take place on November 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The CERT program educates residents in disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during the exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not available to help.

The cost for the 8-week course is $35.00 for those who live, work, or go to school in Kirkland; $50.00 for those outside of Kirkland. Participants will receive a manual, helmet, reflective vest, backpack, and other emergency supplies. The program is sponsored by Kirkland CERT, the Kirkland Office of Emergency Management, and the Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council.

To register, go to; for information e-mail Christina Brugman at