Emergency training sessions planned for Lower Valley

In the wake of a disaster, professional emergency responders can’t always respond right away. The Carnation Duvall Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, seeks to fill that gap with a citizen’s training program.

The Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps will offer its fall CERT class in an effort to increase this community’s CERT volunteer base, better preparing families, neighbors, and communities for the inevitable—the next flood, ice storm, wind storm, power outage or other form of community disaster.

The next CERT training session will start Monday, Sept. 12 at the Duvall Fire Station and continue for seven subsequent Monday evenings (skipping Oct. 31 for Halloween).

This CERT class will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and culminates on Nov. 7 with the group’s “graduation exercise” which takes place in the fire truck bays, loading dock and training room of the Carnation Fire Station.

Go to the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps website for a registration form or call Helen Duffy at (425) 457-6322.  You may also email if you are interested in becoming a CERT volunteer.

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