An important part of preparing for an emergency is knowing how to help yourself, your family and others when disaster strikes. Here are some options to help you get started. Feel free to contact our office for more information.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The City is planning to establish a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2022. Becoming CERT trained consist of a 20-hour, nationally recognized course which prepares individuals to help prior to, during and after a large-scale disaster and is ideal for those hoping to become part of the city's disaster response. If you are interested in CERT, email Kevin O'Neill to be added to the interest list.
To learn more about CERT, check out this helpful link: Community Emergency Response Team | Ready.gov.
Woodinville Emergency Communications Team
The Woodinville Emergency Communication Team (WECT) is comprised of organized, trained, qualified, and credentialed Amateur Radio operators who augment and support vital communications on behalf of the public through partner agencies and organizations during emergencies and disasters. WECT, through its volunteer radio communicators, strives to be an effective partner in emergency and disaster response, providing public service partners at all levels with radio communications expertise and capability.
King County Search & Rescue
King County Search and Rescue is made up of nine separate and specialized units. Each has its own training, admissions requirements, and timelines. For
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study Program
The FEMA Independent Study Program is a great program that offers free online classes you can take anytime. You'll need a computer with an internet connection and are required to sign up for a student ID before beginning. Here are some of the classes that our office recommends for the general public. If you're interested in becoming an Emergency Manager, give us a call and we can recommend more classes for you!
- IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
- IS-315: CERT Supplemental Training, the Incident Command System (ICS)
- IS-10A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
- IS-11A: Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
- IS-36: Multi-Hazard Planning for Childcare
- IS-100SCA: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools (K-12)