Take a Class
Island County CERT classes run Friday through Sunday and consist of 20 hours of training. You may take this class as many times as you desire as we want you to feel comfortable with the knowledge we are sharing. The class is free to take.
Preparing for Class
As Coordinator for the Community Emergency Response Team, I applaud your commitment to our community, and am excited to work with Island County Department of Emergency Management and local fire departments in presenting this course.
There is an optional online course to take before class. This is a no-cost course provided by FEMA – Emergency Management Institute. You are encouraged to complete the course (and the test) prior to the CERT Class. We will be reviewing this coursework in class.
IS 317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
When: This is an accelerated class held on three consecutive days.
• (Friday) 6 to 9:00 PM – Orientation and Introduction
• (Saturday) 9 AM to 5 PM – Classroom and hands-on
• (Sunday) 9 AM to 5 PM – Classroom and hands-on
What to bring: You will need to bring a 1½ inch binder to hold your manual. Bring lunch/snacks and wear comfortable work clothes for Saturday and Sunday. Exercises (drills) will be indoors and out.
Cost: The course is FREE.
Please be courteous and let me know as soon as you are able, if you need to cancel. There is room in the class if you have a friend or relative that would like to join last minute!
Questions may be directed to email@example.com and we look forward to seeing you.
Sample Class Schedule
|Welcome & Introduction||18:00 – 18:20|
|Section 1 Disaster Preparedness||18:20 – 20:30|
|Section 2 CERT Organization||20:20 – 21:30|
|Section 3, Disaster Medical I||09:00 – 11:30|
|Section 8, Terrorism||11:30 – 12:30|
|Lunch||12:30 – 13:00|
|Section 4, Disaster Medical II||13:00 – 15:00|
|Break||15:00 – 15:30|
|Section 5, Disaster Psychology||15:30 – 17:00|
|Section 6, Fire Safety||09:00 – 11:00|
|Section 7, Search and Rescue||11:00 – 12:30|
|Lunch||12:30 – 13:00|
|Section 7, Search and Rescue, cont.||13:00 – 14:00|
|Practical Exercise||14:00 – 17:00|
|*guest speakers from Island County Sheriff, Amateur Radio Clubs, Therapy Dogs, and others are interspersed throughout the weekend, so the schedule is only a -guide- and susceptible to change.|