Train to Become a Community Emergency Response Team Member

Are You Prepared For The Next Major Disaster? Training Starts February 8

A regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an organization of volunteer emergency workers who have received specific training in basic disaster response skills with the intent of supplementing existing emergency responders in the event of a major disaster. Following a major disaster, local fire, medical, police, city, and other first responders may not be able to meet the demand for their services. Residents and visitors to our community may need to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-sustaining needs. 

The Northshore Emergency Management Coalition is hosting a CERT training program that educates participants about local hazards, basic disaster preparedness and provides hands-on training that includes fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. During actual emergencies within the cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, CERT volunteers may be called upon to assist city staff and other partner agencies in performing a wide variety of tasks to help our community respond and recover. 

The CERT training program begins on February 8 and will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. with the final disaster simulation on Saturday, March 24. Sessions will take place at the Northshore Fire Department, 7220 NE 181st Street. Space is limited to the first 30 applicants. 

There is a course fee of $35. 

To learn more or register, contact Carl Lunak, Emergency Manager,, or 425-354-1744.

Last updated: Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:05am