September is National Preparedness Month.
To help our community respond to potential hazards, the Issaquah Citizen Corps is offering training for the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT.
This training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster.
When a disaster occurs, professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everybody immediately. That means people like you can make a difference.
Now is your opportunity to join more than 500 people in our community who have already completed the program.
CERT training is a great opportunity to broaden your readiness knowledge, study new skills and get involved. Learn the basics of personal preparedness, how to use a fire extinguisher, triage injuries and perform basic trauma first aid, and more.
The program includes a course with evening classes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The class will be held weekly on nine Thursdays starting Oct. 2, 2014, and will include a hands-on disaster simulation drill Nov. 15, 2014.
A $35 fee covers course materials and a basic emergency backpack kit.
To register and learn more, visit issaquahcitizencorps.org.
Established in 2006, the nonprofit Issaquah Citizen Corps works with the City of Issaquah to deploy trained volunteers for special projects and during emergencies.