When the City of Kirkland held its first Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
course in the fall of 2005, 24 residents attended a seven-week course designed to prepare community members to help themselves, their neighbors, and the larger community during disasters.
Complementing this commitment to emergency preparedness is the work of the Great Kirkland Citizen Corps Council, a community-based volunteer organization whose mission is to promote disaster preparedness, through public education, training, and volunteer service.
Kirkland community members are encouraged to participate in community preparedness programs, training, and volunteering.
Opportunities for training and volunteering