COVID-19 Update: In response to recommendations from Public Health - Seattle & King County, and out of an abundance of caution, Kirkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be cancelled for the remainder of 2020.
The Kirkland Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is working on ways to deliver preparedness classes to the Kirkland Community in compliance with social distancing guidelines. Please sign up for the OEM newsletter for updates. This page will be updated when there is new information to share.
You can take the Introduction to CERT online course here.
CERT teaches residents how to respond to emergencies and help themselves and the people around them.
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.
Check out the CERT Photo Gallery to see CERT classes in action!