Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the city of Kirkland.
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Registration is now open for Kirkland’s eight-week-long Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program. The program is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 25 and continue for eight consecutive Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.
To register, visit www.kirklandwa.gov/cert. Registration is $35 per person. Classes will be held at Kirkland Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6400 108th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA.
In this FEMA-developed curriculum, participants will learn how to support their neighborhoods and their community by preparing for and responding to disasters. Specifically, they’ll learn skills relating to disaster preparedness, fire suppression, triage and basic first aid, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization.
The program culminates on April 28 with a simulated disaster. Instruction is provided by Kirkland firefighters who have been certified by FEMA. For registration information contact, Christina Brugman at firstname.lastname@example.org.