FREE CERT Training begins April 16

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When disaster calls – how will you respond?

The City of SeaTac, Burien & Kent RFA are offering the FEMA-sponsored Community Emergency Response Team training at no charge, starting April 16, 2015.

Following a large scale emergency, professional responders may not be immediately available as they are tasked with multiple priorities. Through CERT training, individuals and organizations learn life-saving response skills to help each other until professionals arrive.

CERT includes 21 hours of training, plus a simulated disaster drill. Topics include the following:

  • Hazard Identification & Disaster Preparedness
  • Incident Command Systems and Team Organization  Fire Safety and Suppression
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Simple Triage
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Disaster Psychology and Emotional Impacts
  • Comprehensive Final Drill

Classes run each Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. for seven weeks.

The final drill and graduation are held on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Participants must attend all classes and the drill in order to receive a certificate of completion.

The next CERT class starts on Thursday, April 16. Cost is FREE!

Register by contacting: Community Service Officer (CSO) Mechee Burnett at 206.973.4917 or [email protected]


2 Responses to “FREE CERT Training begins April 16”
  1. Vicki Lockwood says:

    This class is on the cusp of being cancelled unless they get 9 more students immediately. If any of you are interested, but thought it was too late to enroll, please do it NOW before the ax falls. This is useful empowering information that could make a difference for you, your loved ones and neighbors should a large disaster occur in our area.

    This is a FREE event, open to all people who live or work in Burien and SeaTac.

  2. Pam F. says:

    When I took the class, it cost $35.

    Now it’s free–c’mon folks. You won’t be sorry if you take this class!