Events & Training
All events for Community Preparedness by Empact Northwest
Empact Northwest believes in empowering communities to promote resiliency in the face of disaster. In partnership with Bainbridge Prepares and the City of Bainbridge Island, we are proud to host a series of family preparedness classes. Each class, held twice a month will be 90 minutes long, intended on educating participants in individual and family disaster preparedness so that you and your family will better survive a disaster should one occur.Find out more »
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.
You can find more training courses from our awesome sister organizations; click through to learn more and register…