Puget Sound Fire offers fall CERT classes

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 3:50pm
  • Life

Registration is open for fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

CERT is a federally funded program that helps residents and businesses be better prepared for a disaster before, during and after it happens.

The training is one night each week (Thursdays) for eight weeks. There are two sessions each week: 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 pm. All classes are taught at locations in south King County and begin Sept. 21.

During the eight week hands-on course, students will learn about:

Disaster kits and preparedness; disaster medical response and triage; heavy lifting; search and rescue; psychology of a disaster; fire extinguishment and hazardous materials response.

Students will receive a backpack and emergency equipment to begin their preparedness.

This CERT program is offered by Puget Sound Fire in cooperation with the cities of Burien, Covington, Kent and SeaTac. This program is offered for free if you live, work or spend time in these communities.

To learn more, go to CERT registration pugetsoundfire.org.

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