CERT Program of Kirkland, WA


What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Team training is a FEMA-based curriculum designed to teach adults of all ages and abilities how to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors during a disaster when police, fire, and medical services are overwhelmed.

The Kirkland CERT program offers the full 8-week CERT training course twice a year.  CERT graduates become members of their neighborhood's CERT team.  Ongoing training and skill refresher classes are offered frequently.  CERT team members are invited to participate in drills with other Kirkland Office of Emergency Management volunteer programs, like Kirkland Emergency Communications Team (amateur radio operators).  CERT leaders and instructors are available for public outreach engagements (like wellness fairs), and are happy to give disaster preparedness presentations to community groups and organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities and One-day Classes

No upcoming events

Photos and Videos

Check out photos from CERT classes, drills, and public outreach events below:
First responders having a quick bite at the famed Snohomish County food truck.
Onsite incident command post
Jen's note: my apologies, I can't seem to get this photo oriented the correct way. Even still, it is a powerful photo of the debris, a surviving tree, and the American flag at half-mast.
Every team's tower was standing at the end. Great teamwork, everyone!
Fantastic problem solving - each team member rolled a level, eliminating the issue of inconsistent cylinder sizes.
This team used cardboard for stabilization. Worked quite well, wouldn't you say?
This team went with a tripod design with a piece of cardboard to keep the columns equidistant and steady. Inventive!

Check out our new Fire Safety / P.A.S.S. video!

Click here to watch on YouTube.

It was filmed at Fire Station #26 during the Fall 2015 CERT class.  
One of our CERT students, Philip Bickford, with InFlight Imaging shot the video with his drone. 

Thanks, Philip, for the awesome video!    


Applications are now being accepted for the Christina E. Brugman Grant. 

For more information, and to apply, please click here.

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