If the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks today has you wondering what you can do to help keep your community safe, consider a local course starting later this month:
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class is starting on Sept. 20, in Brier, WA, according a news release on the city of Woodinville website.
CERT training is designed to prepare people to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, so citizens can make a difference by using CERT training to protect and save lives.
Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) began providing CERT training in Washington 1996. Since then, they have graduated more than 800 citizens from the CERT program.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training provides education on disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area, and training in basic disaster response skills such as:
- Fire Safety
- Light Search and Rescue
- Team Organization
- Basic First Aid
- Disaster Medical Operations
CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace after an event when professional responders are not available.
The class starts Sept. 20 at ESCA headquarters at 2901 228th St SW #A, Brier, WA 98036.
For more informtion contact ESCA at 425-776-3722.
Emergency Services Coordinating Agency