Saturday, April 4, 2009

CANCELLED: Shoreline CERT class begins Tuesday, April 14th 2009

UPDATE: This class has been cancelled due to low enrollment. There will be class held in the fall. For more information, contact Peggy Williams Scott at (206) 801-2256.

CERT, or Community Emergency Response Teams, is a way for neighborhoods, businesses, schools and other organizations to be prepared for a major disaster – and to find ways to cope during the first few days when first responders will be overwhelmed and unable to meet the demand for services.

CERT classes help citizens learn how to rely on each other during emergencies, whether it is a major windstorm, an earthquake or an act of bioterrorism. This, in turn, helps police and firefighters do their jobs when disaster strikes.

The CERT class is held at Fire Department Headquarters, 17525 Aurora Avenue North, and is offered to citizens who live or work in Shoreline. It is taught by current CERT team members and Shoreline firefighters. Class content includes information and hands-on experiences in basic fire suppression, triage and disaster first aid, light search and rescue, psychological effects of disasters, and personal, family and neighborhood preparedness.

After graduating from the class, students will have the option of signing up to volunteer for the City of Shoreline as an Emergency Disaster Worker.

If you would like to register, or have further questions about Shoreline CERT classes, please email Or call Peggy Williams Scott at the City of Shoreline, 206-801-2256.

Link to
more about CERT at Shoreline Fire Dept. website

Photo above from Shoreline Fire Department website

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