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.
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.
Check out the CERT Photo Gallery to see CERT classes in action!
Class Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 28 - May 14, 6 - 9 p.m.
Disaster Drill: Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Graduation Celebration: Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m.
See full schedule (PDF).
Class Dates: Thursday - Saturday, August 13 - 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Graduation Celebration: Tuesday, August 18, 7 p.m.
Class Dates: Thursdays, September 3 - October 15, 6 - 9 p.m.
Disaster Drill: Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Graduation Celebration: Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
The Spring CERT class is open for registration! Sign up online or by calling (425) 941-3488. Kirkland CERT class costs $25 for City of Kirkland residents, $30 for non-residents.