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Community Emergency Response Team

In Kirkland there are about 25 firefighters on duty serving a community of about 85,000 residents on any given day. If a large disaster happens, professional responders may be overwhelmed and unable to respond to everyone that needs help.

​About CERT

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teaches residents how to respond to emergencies and help themselves and the people around them.

Kirkland CERT training is offered regularly throughout the year in a variety of formats. This 24 total hour training teaches 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.

Sign up for the Kirkland Emergency Management newsletter to receive updates about CERT in Kirkland.

2019 ​CERT Training

​CERT 28 - Fall 2019
Classes: Tuesdays, September 17 - October 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Disaster Drill: Saturday, November 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CERT Graduation: Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
Registration: Sign up online or by calling (425) 587-3691.
See full schedule (PDF).

​CERT Rodeo

CERT Rodeo Logo

Kirkland residents who have completed the CERT program will be invited to come refresh, practice, and build their CERT skills. It's sure to be a hootin' and hollerin' good time!

Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Kirkland City Hall
Registration: Sign Up Online

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Congratulations to the graduates of CERT 27 - Spring 2019!
A group photo of the graduates of CERT class 27. They are wearing matching safety vests and hard hats.

Fire Services
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3650 | F. 425.587.3671