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Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA)
Date last updated: Dec 31, 2012

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: January 1998

Geographic Area: BOTHELL (Local) (98012)
EDMONDS (Local) (98020, 98026)
KENMORE (Local) (98028)
LYNNWOOD (Local) (98036, 98037)
MUKILTEO (Local) (98275)
SEATTLE (Local) (98155)
WOODINVILLE (Local) (98072)

Point of Contact:
Vickie Fontaine
Program Assistant
Emergency Services Coordinating Agency
2901 228th St. SW
Ste. A
Brier, WA 98036

(425) 776-3722

CERT Web Site:


On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 3 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 47

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 1080

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources

  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Shelter operations/management


A total of 400 CERTs have participated in 25 exercises.

CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:0

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Not Applicable

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Not Applicable

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conducting or supporting threat/hazard assessments

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

  • Public health

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