We received the following announcement from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management this week. Registration for their Winter/Spring CERT training classes is now open; applications are due on or before February 25th.
The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is taking applications for the Winter/Spring CERT Training Course.
Following a major disaster, emergency services that people have come to rely on will be overwhelmed and unable to meet the increased demand. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training is a series of courses that are intended to prepare people to take action in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The training is a combination of skills based classes that will teach participants about Fire Suppression, Utility Control, Light Search and Rescue and Disaster First Aid, in addition to basic tenants of Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response.
Because CERT training is designed so each class builds on the previous one, it is important that participants be available to attend all of the classes. The schedule for the upcoming CERT class is as follows:
Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday March 29, 2014 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday April 5, 2014 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Due to high demand for the class, we have changed our registration process and are now taking applications. Our goal is to ensure CERT graduates are geographically distributed across the city. If you are interested attending CERT training please fill out the application attached below and return it to SNAP@seattle.gov or FAX it to 206-684-5998 by Wednesday, February 25th, 2014. Those selected for the class will be notified no later than Friday, March 7th, 2014. We will establish a waiting list that will be used ONLY for the spring class.
To learn more about the CERT program you can visit their website at http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/about.shtm. If you have any difficulty viewing or completing this form (in Microsoft Word .doc format) please email SNAP@seattle.gov.