On Tuesday, May 4, Snohomish County First District 7 is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for citizens interested in learning how they can help their community during a major disaster. During a regional emergency, such as an earthquake or other disaster, firefighters and other first responders may not be able to meet the heavy demand for their services. People will have to rely on each other to meet many lifesaving and life-sustaining needs.
CERT classes teach citizens about readiness, basic disaster first aid, search and rescue operations, how to put out small fires, and the psychological effect of disasters.
Anyone who is capable of physically helping someone in the event of an emergency; especially community organizations, communities of faith, scouting organizations and other groups that come together for a common purpose. CERT skills are useful in everyday events and in disaster situations.
Classes will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings through May (the week of the May 17, class will take place on Monday and Wednesday—May 17 and 19.
You must attend all classes in order to receive your CERT certification. Attendance is also required at a final evaluation on Saturday, June 5.
Classes will take place at Fire District 7 Headquarters (Station 71), 8010 180th St. SE, Snohomish. The cost is $30 per person.
For more information, or to register, call 360-282-3956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.