CERT Team 9 is a group of Issaquah Highlands residents trained to respond to a community crisis when deployed by the City of Issaquah. This group meets regularly to practice skills, share ideas, and promote community outreach regarding personal emergency preparedness in our community.
If you are interested in becoming a CERT volunteer contact the Issaquah Citizen Corps for more information.
If you are already CERT trained from a different municipality and would like to join CERT Team 9 contact Brenda Bramwell BrendaB@issaquahwa.gov at the City of Issaquah Emergency Managment office to register yourself as an emergency worker. Then join us!
WHAT IS CERT? 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.