ESCA offers disaster preparedness classes starting Apr 1 - register now

Saturday, February 22, 2014

How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster?

Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. As we have seen in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as well as other weather events, emergency responders may be delayed meeting needs of the public in the first hours following a major disaster.

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.

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 Tuesday, April 1st, 7pm –10pm and continues over eight consecutive Tuesday nights. The last class on May 20th is a disaster simulation for students to practice what they have learned over the eight week course.

Classes convene at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Avenue, Everett

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


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