Fall session of Community Emergency Response Team training begins Sept. 11


The fall session of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training will begin Sept. 11, and held Thursday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. in SeaTac.

Emergency professionals train residents, organizations or workplaces in basic emergency preparation and response skills.

The training is a Citizen Corp and FEMA supported curriculum and promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve.

The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic preparation and response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.

For more information or to register for CERT, contact Community Service Officer Mechee Burnett at (206) 973-4917 or mechee.burnett@kingcounty.gov, or fill out an application and mail it to:

SeaTac Police Services
RE: CERT Training
4800 S. 188 St.
SeaTac, WA 98188

Training Sessions
The training sessions are held twice a year in the spring and fall. The sessions require approximately 20 hours to complete. The class cost is $35 and it goes towards CERT supplies, including a First Aid Kit.

Training Topics
Training is designed to cover the following:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster medical operations
    • Triage
    • Treating life threatening injuries
    • Assessment, treatment, and hygiene
  • Light search and rescue
  • Team organization
  • Disaster psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Practical final exercise

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