Mission: To encourage the citizens of Issaquah to create a state of community emergency awareness and preparedness while ready to collaborate with local responders in time of need to protect life, property, and prevent or reduce crime through mitigation and response. Issaquah Citizen Corps aims to encourage our residents to be self-reliant and community-spirited by promoting all-hazard neighborhood preparedness through education, training and volunteerism.

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In case of emergency tune to AM radio 1700
and monitor 444.525MHZ + 103.5 or FRS Channel 2

Bruce, Brenda, Frank Borden, Susan, Alan
(Frank Borden is the founder of CERT)
The Issaquah CERT program recently received the
"Preparing the Whole Community" award
at the 2016 30th Anniversary National CERT Conference


This award is presented to an organization, program, or jurisdiction that successfully engages the whole community to improve disaster preparedness and resilience; encourage and explores ways to develop whole community partnerships; and advocates a grassroots approach to emergency planning.

Read more about it here.

Upcoming Events & Classes for 2017:
click here for more detailed information on listed training
for 2017 Emergency Management Preparedness Teams - Emergency Management (EM) Preparedness Teams is a new concept that Issaquah CERT is implementing in 2017.  Visit the EM Preparedness webpage to review the team objectives and the program.
March 11
09:00 - 15:00
First-Aid/CPR/AED Class - Merit Emergency will be offering a one-day class in administering first-aid, CPR and/or AED (Automated External Defibrillation).  Learn more
April 08 and 15
09:00 - 17:00
HAM Radio Technician Class - will be offering a 2-day class to help you get your Technician Class license.  Testing will take place at the end of the 2nd day.  Learn more in Communications or Training.
 April 1
09:00 - 13:00

April 29
09:00 - 17:00
Rapid Impact Survey Training and Exercise - On April 15, learn the the process used to identify significant impacts to infrastructure throughout Issaquah and how CERTs will conduct surveys to report those impacts to the IMT (Incident Management Team) after a significant earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.  On April 29, use the learnings from the previous class to conduct RISs throughout Issaquah.  Learn more.
Beginning
April 29
0:900 - 12:00
CERT/MRC/Communication Exercises (5th Saturday Drill) - Join Issaquah and surrounding area Hams for an organized exercise designed to put into practice skills learned in CERT and other related training.  Exercises will be during months with a fifth Saturday and for 2017, there are three such days on April 29, Sept. 30 and Dec. 30.  Learn more in Communications or Training.
July 15
(Tentative)
ATC 20/45 Training - Learn about the safety evaluation of buildings after an earthquake (ATC 20) or windstorms and floods (ATC-45).  Learn more
October 3
18:30 - 21:00
Rapid Impact Survey Training - Learn the the process used to identify significant impacts to infrastructure throughout Issaquah and how CERTs will conduct surveys to report those impacts to the ICS after a significant earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.  Learn more.
October 21
09:00 - 16:00
Flood Flyer Distribution and RIS Training - Issaquah CERTs are encouraged to participate inour annual Flood Flyer distribution along the Issaquah Creek.  You will meet other CERTs, learn parts of the city you may not have know, and have the opportunity to practice ICS and use radio communication.  Learn more
November
Dates and Time TBD
HAM Radio Technician Class - will be offering a 2-day class to help you get your Technician Class license.  Testing will take place at the end of the 2nd day.  Learn more. .  Learn more in Communications or Training.
November 18
09:00 to 15:00
First-Aid/CPR/AED Class - Merit Emergency will be offering a one-day class in administering first-aid, CPR and/or AED (Automated External Defibrillation).  Learn more

Issaquah Citizen Corps is comprised of community volunteers who donate time and expertise to help prepare and train our community to be ready in emergencies.  We offer various training to teach you what you need to know to care for your family, friends, and neighbors when mother nature and the normal infrastructure aren't cooperating.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is the typical starting point for those looking to get involved.  This will teach you the basics you need to know if case of emergencies.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is for medical professionals and those willing to offer non-medical support them when a situation occurs requiring extra medical assistance for the community.

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a program to get you and your neighbors together and learn about each other, with the goal to be ready in emergencies or to just help when assistance is needed.

We also offer practice with emergency communications.  When bad things happen one of the first things to disappear is standard means of communications.  During the CERT class we try to get you comfortable use basic handheld FRS radios.  Many members are also licensed amateur (HAM) radio operators.   
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Contact Us:
info@issaquahcitizencorps.org
Visit Issaquah's Emergency Management Web Page
City of Issaquah Emergency Management

   

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Issaquah Citizen Corps
Post Office Box 2365
Issaquah, Washington 98027
Sponsored by the City of Issaquah