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.
The mission of the Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to disasters of all kinds. In Kirkland, the Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps supports Emergency Management's volunteer programs.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teaches community members 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 members learn to take care of themselves and the people through a combination of classroom and hands on training.
The Kirkland Emergency Communication Team (KECT) supports the City with volunteer amateur (ham) radio communications support during disasters and planned events.
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) guides groups of neighbors through simple steps to enhance preparedness and their ability to respond to emergencies together.