Events & Training
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Bainbridge Island CERT Basic Training
September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CERT is an integral part of community disaster response that actively involves everyone in making our communities and nation safer, stronger and better prepared. All over the country, volunteers have organized community emergency response teams, inspiring people to get involved and take action.
The Bainbridge Island CERT team is a partnership between Bainbridge Prepares, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department and the City of Bainbridge Island. Working together, we aim to build resilience here on our Island, and bring skills to citizens in an accessible and engaging way. Should you choose to become an active member of the CERT team, or use this knowledge to take back to your families and build your individual response plan, these skills will be invaluable, and we look forward to working with you.
Topics that will be covered include:
– Disaster preparedness
– Fire safety and suppression
– Light search and rescue
– CERT team organization
– Disaster medical operations
– Disaster psychology
CERT training is FREE and open to any Bainbridge Island resident over the age of 18. The class size is limited, so please register today.
WHEN – Monday evenings:
Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 18:00- 21:00
Oct 7, 14 18:00 – 21:00
Final drill October 20 8:00 – 2:00
BIFD Station 23,
12985 Phelps Rd NE, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
If you are interested in attending, please Sign up here
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Family Preparedness Classes
We’ve developed a series of family preparedness classes held twice a month, now being taught by the preparedness experts from Empact Northwest.
Each 90 minutes class covers 72-hour evacuation Go Bags, family reunification plans, and neighborhood mapping, as well as exercises that foster thoughtful conversation about disaster planning and identification of threats unique to our community. Register now for upcoming classes.
Verbal De-Escalation Training
We have also taught verbal de-escalation techniques from our police department via our Psychological First Aid (PFA) team. Should those classes be of interest to you, please let the PFA team lead know and sign up for the email alerts.
Wilderness First Responder Training
Are you already a WFR or a NOLS-trained responder? We’d love to have you join the Hubs team as well; please send us a note with your current certification and we’ll send you an invite to our quarterly practice drills.
Community Emergency Response Team Training
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Participants who take the entire course will use fire extinguishers on a real fire, perform search and rescue operations in the fire training tower, and participate in a disaster exercise. We’d love to have you join our team! For existing CERT members, here’s a list of refresher courses. To learn more, contact the Bainbridge Island CERT team with questions.
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