Kirkland CERT Offering New Classes

Kirkland CERT Is Offering The Following Classes In April: 

The Power is Out.  Now What?

April 9, 20187 PM.  Fire Station 26.

Imagine we have had no power for several days.  Your phone has no charge, your computer is dead.  There’s no internet.  Not to mention it’s cold and dark in your house.  What to do?  Join the Gearhead Guys of of CERT for an enlightening discussion of how to cope.  Solutions large and small will be offered. 

There is a $5 registration fee for this class.  Registration is required at

Basic Disaster Preparation 

April 18, 2018  7 PM  Fire Station 26

Back by popular demand!  The last class filled quickly, register now to secure your spot!

Disaster life is a whole lot more bearable when you have the equipment and supplies you need to make it through with some level of comfort and safety.

Learn about the hazards that we face in our area and what you should do to prepare.

You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for 10-14 days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

Basic services such as electricity,. gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for  a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.

When a disaster happens, will you know how to reconnect with your family?  Planning ahead can reduce your anxiety following a disaster. One of the the most important concepts in develop a family emergency preparedness plan is communication. Every member of the family needs to be involved so that when disaster strikes, everyone will know what to do. How well you manage the aftermath of disaster depends a great deal on your level of preparedness when disaster strikes.  

To ensure your family is better prepared for the next disaster  join us for this informative class.

This is an excellent review for CERT graduates and a must-do for those who have not yet taken CERT. 

$5 registration fee.  Registration is required at

Preparedness for Pet Owners.

April 23, 20187 PM. Fire Station 26.

The greater Seattle area is home to more companion animals than children. You’ve probably got at least one go-bag for you and your human family members. But what would you do with your four-legged family in case of an emergency?

Preparing Pets for Disasters helps responders prepare by teaching them how to identify and safely handle stressed animals, prepare for evacuation, and plan for sheltering in place with companion animals.

Learn fundamentals of animal behavior, tips emergency workers wish all pet owners knew, and what resources are available to you in case of an emergency.

Instructor Elise Poston consults with both livestock and companion animal owners to improve human-animal interactions. She is a member of the Washington State Animal Response Team’s Training Committee, the Pet Professionals’ Guild, and both CERT and ARES teams of the City of Redmond

There is a $5 registration fee for this class.  Registration is required at

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