Spring CERT classes are available. Register here
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program promotes responsibility and self-sufficiency in individuals by creating an awareness of all kinds of disasters and trains individuals to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their neighborhoods. In an emergency, CERT members give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and help to suppress small fires and light search and rescue. CERT members also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the Issaquah residents.
In recent years, CERT members have been found assisting in both emergency and non-emergency situations. If you have attended a University of Washington football game, then you may have seen an Issaquah CERT member assisting the UW medical services to provide first aid and wheel chair access. During flood season, Issaquah CERT assist fellow residents filling sand bags to ward off flood waters or help collect and dispose of flood debris.
Twice a year the Issaquah Citizen Corps sponsors a CERT class which bring together several subject matter experts and a number of tools for enabling the students to better cope with and survive a disaster. To learn more about the next CERT class, please visit the CERT program information page.