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Verbal De-escalation

Bainbridge Island Fire Station 21 8895 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island

Please join Sgt. Ziemba with the Bainbridge Island Police Department and the Bainbridge Prepares Psychological First Aid team for a session on verbal de-escalation. This class will introduce key methods and suggestions on how to approach a volatile situation. Learn how your response may impact others behavior, and techniques that can be applied to avoid … More Verbal De-escalation

Bainbridge Island CERT Basic Training: Final Drill

BIFD Station 23 12985 Phelps Rd NE, Bainbridge Island

This event is part of Bainbridge Island CERT's second Basic Training series. The final drill will be held at Station 23 from 08:00 - 14:00. For information on the Island CERT program please visit : Bainbrige Island CERT To sign up for upcoming classes, please email to be placed on our contact list. Powered … More Bainbridge Island CERT Basic Training: Final Drill



Ready Raccoon with Jason Zimmerman, Co-Founder of our training partner Empact Northwest

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

In 2017, 2018, and 2019 we offered Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses, adding 100+ trained citizens to our Hubs team. If you’d like to receive alerts for WFR trainings in 2020, sign up here.

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…

Bainbridge island Police Department Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management