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Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT Classes
You can make a difference in our community by using the CERT training offered by Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to save lives and protect property.

On a normal day, emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies and we all count on them for their expertise. However, following a catastrophic disaster, emergency response personnel may not be able to help everyone immediately, because of the size of the area affected, loss of communications, and impassable roads.

The Puget Sound Fire CERT program serves the areas of Burien, Kent, Covington, SeaTac and Fire District 37.

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For more information or to register for CERT, visit the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority website. 

Training Sessions
The training sessions are held twice a year in the spring and fall. The sessions require approximately 20 hours to complete. The class cost is $35 and it goes towards CERT supplies, including a First Aid Kit.

CERT training gives you the skills to help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. Through instruction and hands-on activities you will learn:

Disaster Preparedness
  • Hazards most likely to affect the community
  • How to prepare yourself 

Disaster Fire Extinguishment
  • Reduce fire risks
  • Engage in limited fire extinguishment using basic safety precautions 

Disaster Medical Operations
  • Manage airway obstruction
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Treatment of wounds and shock in disaster victims
  • Methods of prioritizing multiple patients
Search and Rescue
  • Coordinate searches and rescues
  • Searching a structure
  • Debris removal
  • Victim extrication
  • Rescuer protection
Disaster Psychology
  • Identify and relieve post-disaster emotional stressors in rescuers and survivors
Team Organization
  • Organize and function as a team with other CERT members during a disaster

400 SW 152nd St, Suite 300  /  Burien, WA 98166  /  Ph: (206) 241-4647  /  Fax: (206) 248-5539
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