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Mercer Island Volunteer CERT Program

City of Mercer Island
Date last updated: Nov 20, 2014

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: March 2010

Geographic Area: MERCER ISLAND (Local) (98040)

Point of Contact:
Jennifer Franklin
Emergency Preparedness Officer
The City of Mercer Island
9611 SE 36th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 275-7905

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On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 1 time a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 6

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 100

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

  • Specific neighborhood groups

  • Businesses

  • Government groups

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Teens / Youth

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

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Basic first aid

  • Shelter operations/management

  • Additional Search & Rescue


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:

  • 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

Additional CERT Program Information