CERT emergency training starts Sept. 16 in Snoqualmie

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:04pm
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The cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering the FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program on four Saturdays, starting Sept. 16,at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway.

In this course, citizens are trained on how to save lives, protect property, and operate safely in post-disaster environments. Classes are taught by a partnership between the Snoqualmie Fire Department, Eastside Fire & Rescue and community volunteers.

Classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 16 and 30, and Oct. 7 and 14.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn techniques in fire suppression, search and rescue, disaster psychology and disaster medical operations, including triage techniques, patient assessment and treating life-threatening injuries. The course concludes with a disaster simulation and drill.

The course fee is $25 per person and is fully refundable upon completion of all classes. The fee includes equipment, a student manual, and CERT kit (Field Operation Guide, hardhat, safety vest, backpack, goggles, gloves, flashlight, whistle, triage tape and hand-sanitizing gel).

For more information, visit the city of Snoqualmie website at http://www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

To register, send email eoc@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us and include your name, address and phone number, or call Tom Munro at (425) 888-1551.

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