Emergency Response Training open to Residents, learn how to help community in times of crisis

Want to learn how to help your community during times when it’s needed most? Well, here’s your chance.

The cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie are offering residents an opportunity to learn how to save lives, protect property, and operate safely in post-disaster environments though emergency response training classes that start soon.

The FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program starts on Saturday, September 16th, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station (37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway).

Classes are taught by a partnership between the Snoqualmie Fire Department, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and community volunteers.

  • Saturday, September 16, 9AM – 3PM
  • Saturday, September 30, 9AM – 3PM
  • Saturday, October 7, 9AM – 3PM
  • Saturday, October 14, 9AM – 3PM(drill)

Participants will have the opportunity to learn techniques in fire suppression, search and rescue, disaster psychology, and disaster medical operations, including triage techniques, patient assessment, and treating life-threatening injuries. The course concludes with a disaster simulation and drill.

The course fee is $25 per person and is fully refundable upon completion of all classes. The fee includes equipment, a student manual, and CERT kit (Field Operation Guide, hardhat, safety vest, backpack, goggles, gloves, flashlight, whistle, triage tape, and hand-sanitizing gel).

For more information about the CERT program, including registration, visit the City of Snoqualmie website.

 

 

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