Megan Campbell

CERT members carry a survivor of a major earthquake to the medical area during a disaster drill in Kirkland City Hall Nov. 18. Megan Campbell, Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland CERTs practice for the big one

Community Emergency Response Teams conduct disaster drill

 

Reporter’s firsthand account of Kirkland CERT class

Former reporter shares her experiences with CERT training

 

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