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Register now for Kirkland's Community Emergency Response Team training

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Registration is now open for Kirkland’s eight-week Community Emergency Response Team training program.

The program will run from 6-9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 25. To register, visit www.kirklandwa.gov. Registration is $35 per person. Classes will be held at Kirkland Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6400 108th Ave. N.E., Kirkland.

In this FEMA-developed curriculum, participants will learn how to support their neighborhoods and their community by preparing for and responding to disasters. Specifically, they’ll learn skills relating to disaster preparedness, fire suppression, triage and basic first aid, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization.

The program culminates on April 28 with a simulated disaster. Instruction is provided by Kirkland firefighters who have been certified by FEMA. For registration information, contact, Christina Brugman at cbrugman@kirklandwa.gov.

 

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