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South County Fire offers free disaster preparedness training

Learn how to prepare for a disaster by attending a free program from South County Fire this fall:

Disaster Preparedness for Families

This online class on Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m., will provide a basic introduction to preparedness including an overview of local hazards, how to start a family preparedness kit, steps to create a family disaster plan and how to shut off utilities.

Learn more and register in advance online at or call 425-320-5800.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course

CERT provides three full days of training for those who want to learn how to help before, during and after a disaster. Training will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S., Everett.

Participants will learn how to prepare for hazards that can happen in their communities. They will learn basic disaster response skills to help family, neighbors and coworkers until additional help arrives. This includes first aid, fire safety and light search and rescue.

Learn more and register in advance online at or call 425-320-5800.

South County Fire provides fire and emergency medical services to nearly 300,000 residents of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated southwest Snohomish County.

One thought on “South County Fire offers free disaster preparedness training

  • I have already taken the CERT training from the Everett Fire Department, but they never seem to want to ask me to join any refresher training or etc. they offer.

    I think my best service during a disaster would be to go to a local hospital emergency room to help doing triage or work in the ER. I spent a year in a US Army nursing/paramedic school, served for a year during the Vietnam War as a medic, and after the Army I worked in ICUs and ERs in Seattle for a few years. I worked as a King County cop for a short while after that.

    I am 75 years old.
    From: Richard McManus
    Chief Warrant Officer-3/counterintelligence special agent (more like an FBI agent than CIA officer), US Army retired, combat paramedic South Vietnam, BS psychology and nursing, Everett, WA


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