Everett Fire Department Offering Spring CERT Class

Everett Fire Department

More than 600 people have taken the CERT class in Everett so far.

If you’d like to be prepared in an emergency and also be confident you could help your neighbors in the event of something bad happening then this class from the Everett Fire Department may be right for you…

The Everett Fire Department is offering a spring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 26 through May 14.

The eight-session course will provide a variety of disaster planning, recovery and survival skills aimed at surviving and assisting the community in disaster response and recovery.  Everett citizens, as well as business owners, are encouraged to participate or send employees to these free emergency preparedness classes.  To date, more than 600 people have participated in the Everett Fire Department CERT Program.

There is a requirement to attend all sessions, establish a 3-day home emergency kit, obtain personal safety equipment, and be a willing team participant.  Cost for personal safety equipment is approximately $30 and it’s advised to purchase equipment on your own to ensure proper fitting.  The basic equipment information and where to purchase will be explained at the first class.

Applications are available through the Everett Office of Emergency Management.  Class size is limited.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 19.  For more information, contact the Everett Office of Emergency Management at 425-257-7979 or email skelly@everettwa.gov.

Click here to view the application and more information about Everett Fire CERT.


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