Ready Raccoon with Matt Otepka, owner of BIO+D

Our area has a wide variety of trainings related to preparedness, homesteading, and building resilient skills in your life.

A few upcoming seminars to highlight include training from our Psychological First Aid team:

+ On either October 22 or 23, come to City Hall to learn how we can all provide emotional support to others during times of disaster and crisis.

+ On November 7, please join us at the Senior Center to learn verbal de-escalation techniques from our own Police Department.

More details in the PDFs below…


In October 2017 we completed the island’s first Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, adding 30 more trained citizens to our Hubs team. If you’d like to receive an alert the next time WFR training is made available locally, sign up here.

Are you already a WFR? 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.

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.

With real hands on training during the various classes, participants that 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 the refresher courses. To learn more, contact Bainbridge Island CERT Coordinator Gregg Watts with questions.

Click through to these awesome sister organizations to learn more and register for their classes…