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Join emergency team, take FEMA training in Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training starting Saturday, April 19, at the Snoqualmie Fire Station.

The four-week course will train citizens to save lives, protect property, and operate safely post-disaster. A partnership between the Snoqualmie Fire Department, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and community volunteers presents the course. Classes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 19 and 26, and May 10 and 17.

Participants will learn techniques in fire suppression, search and rescue, disaster psychology, and disaster medical operations including triage and treating life-threatening injuries. The course concludes with a disaster simulation and drill. For details, visit, www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us/Departments/EmergencyManagement/CERTProgram.aspx. Cost is $25 per person. The fee is fully refundable upon completion of classes, and includes equipment, manual, and CERT kit. To register, send your name, address and phone number to the Snoqualmie Department of Emergency Management at eoc@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us or call Liz Luizzo, (425) 888-1551. Register by April 10.

 

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