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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Emergency Response Training Open to Valley Residents

Learn How to Help Your Family and Neighbors in a Crisis

The cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering the FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program. The course starts on Saturday September 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.

· Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
· Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
· Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
· Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (drill)

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 about the CERT program, visit the City of Snoqualmie website at http://www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

To register for the course, email eoc@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us and include your contact information: name, address and phone number, or call Tom Munro at 425-888-1551.
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