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Saturday, April 27, 2013

ESCA offers disaster preparedness classes

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA), located in the City of Brier, is offering disaster preparedness classes to King and Snohomish county residents. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is about keeping yourself and your family safe and assisting others until help arrives.

Emergency responders will be overwhelmed meeting the needs of the public in the first hours following a major disaster. As we have seen in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and other weather events, disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  

Professional first responders, Emergency Managers and CERT Instructors teach students to extinguish small fires, provide life-saving first aid, conduct urban search and rescue, and perform other vital skills needed to help themselves and others after a disaster.

The course begins Monday, May 6th, 7pm –10pm and continues over the next four weeks on both Monday and Thursday nights (there is no class on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day). The last class on June 3rd is a disaster simulation for students to practice what they have learned over the four week course. 

Classes convene at the Brier City Hall, 2901- 228th St SW.  

ESCA is currently accepting CERT class registrations.  To register, please contact Vickie Fontaine at 425-776-3722.


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