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Emergency Preparedness

Posted on: February 26, 2014

[ARCHIVED] - Be Prepared: Emergency Response Classes Start Soon -

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. Join more than 300 people in your community who have already completed training for a Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT.

CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. Registration is now open for the spring session.

The program includes a course with evening classes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The class will be held weekly on nine Wednesdays starting March 19, 2014, and will include a hands-on disaster simulation drill May 3, 2014.

A $35 fee covers course materials and a basic emergency backpack kit.

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.

To register and learn more, visit the Issaquah Citizen Corps online.

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