CERT - Community Emergency Response Team


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains you in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Using the training, CERT members can assist others following an event when professional responders are not immediately available.  CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. 

Upcoming Classes

CERT is a 24-hour course typically scheduled one night per week for 8 consecutive weeks. It culminates with a final disaster drill. Pre-requisite: IS 317, this is an online course offered by FEMA independent study.  Please send your completed certificate to Janeen Olson (see contact info below)  prior to the start of the class. 
Visit: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-317

Class begins: September 10, 2018 or February 4, 2019
Day: 8 Mondays
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Final disaster drill: November 3, 2018; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the September class and March 30, 2019 for the February 2019 class.

Class meets at:
Redmond Fire Department Station 17
16917 NE 116th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Register online

Contact: Janeen Olson, 425-556-2251

Once you have completed CERT, be more prepared through Neighborhood Watch and Map Your Neighborhood.