Heroes in training: Valley's CERT team masters emergency skills in hands-on session | Photos

Tina McCollum, left, assesses the condition of Ashton Fender, a Scout and volunteer mock-victim, during a search and rescue exercise that was part of the CERT, or Community Emergency Response Team, final drill Saturday, Nov. 8, at Snoqualmie Fire Station. The training prepared nearly 30 local residents and employees for disaster response. - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
  • Nov 20, 2014 at 11:33AM

After their final training drill, and even between exercises, the class of Snoqualmie Valley CERT trainees were relaxed and chatty. From the official start to the official stop of each task, though, they each underwent a terse transformation. Lorrie Jones of Snoqualmie surprised herself by taking point in a drill to “rescue” a dummy trapped under a tractor tire. “OK, let’s go,” she told her team, men and women from Snoqualmie, North Bend or Fall City, but they didn’t need much direction.

Bears make for bad neighbors in Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhood: Valley Police, Fire Calls

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 11:42AM

Police and fire agencies in the Valley responded to the following calls:

Thanksgiving market coming to Tolt

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 11:35AM

Mark your calendars for Carnation Farmers Market’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. The market moves indoors to provide shoppers with warm, dry, and festive shopping inside the American Legion Hall on Bird Street in downtown Carnation (directly adjacent to the market’s usual location), with plenty of parking outside.

North Bend garbage schedule changes during holidays

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 11:32AM

North Bend’s trash haulers, Republic Services, will observe Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, which all fall on a Thursday this year.

Junior Lifeguard training offered at Si View

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 11:31AM

Si View Pool hosts a Junior Lifeguarding course for youths age 11 to 14, Dec. 1 to 18, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

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