Northshore CERT class starts Sept 18 in Kenmore

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. As we have seen in the wake of SR 530 mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to days for emergency responders to meet the needs of the public 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 Thursday, September 18, 7:00pm –10:00pm and continues over eight consecutive Thursday nights. The last class on November 6th is a disaster simulation for students to practice what they have learned over the eight week course. 

Classes convene at the Northshore Fire Department Headquarters, Station 51, 7220 NE 181st Street, Kenmore.   

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

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency was created by the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Woodinville, and the Town of Woodway to provide city government disaster planning, mitigation, response, and recovery services. 


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