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Community resilience requires the participation of community leaders from all sectors and the public. The local Councils in this registry are committed to strengthening community safety and preparedness through increased civic engagement and to developing goals and strategies tailored to specific community vulnerabilities and population.

Snohomish County CERT Council

Date last updated: Apr 12, 2013

Contact Information

Stephen Hagberg
CERT Program Manager
Snohomish County Dept of Emergency Management
3509 109th ST SW
Everett, WA 98204

(425) 388-5060
stephen.hagberg@snoco.org

Council Web Site: http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Emergency_Management/Services/Volunteers/CERT/

Sponsoring Organization: State Citizen Corps

Date Council Established: January 2011

Council Mission:

Our mission is to conduct outreach, training, education, and preparedness teachings to the widest possible citizen audience in Snohomish County, AND, to engage volunteers who have been trained in productive ways to promote preparedness and response.

Council Membership

The Public Sector
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Health Service
  • Emergency Communications (e.g. Alerts/Warning Systems, PSAP / 911 Call Centers)
The Private Sector
  • Privately Owned Critical Infrastructure (e.g. power, transportation)
The Voluntary and Community Sector
  • American Red Cross
  • Voluntary/Community Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD / COAD)
  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL) / Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) / other
  • Salvation Army
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • First Aid
  • CPR / AED
  • Local information on evacuating
  • Local information on sheltering
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Mitigation measures for property
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
  • Prevention measures (public health)
  • Cyber safety measures
Training/Demonstrations
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • Local information on evacuating
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)

Hazard Types

Public Education Materials
  • All-hazards
  • Crime
  • Explosions
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Household Emergencies
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nuclear / Radiological Events
  • Public Health
  • Terrorism
Training/Demonstrations
  • All-hazards
  • Natural Disasters

Locations

Public Education Materials
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Places of Worship
  • Workplace
  • Civic / Non-profit Organizations
  • Community events
Training/Demonstrations
  • Schools

Targeted Populations

Public Education Materials
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly
  • Youth
  • Pet Owners
  • Diverse Language and Cultures
  • Economic Factors
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Transportation Dependencies
Training/Demonstrations
  • General public
  • Youth
  • Diverse Language and Cultures
  • Economic Factors
  • People with Disabilities

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Building evacuations
  • Community evacuations
  • Sealing a room (aerosol protections)
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
  • Continuity of Operations
Training/Demonstrations
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Posters/Displays
  • Community events

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Emergency_Management/Services/Volunteers/CERT/

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Approximately 140 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in 2010.

Approximately 630 volunteer service hours were completed community-wide in 2010.

Volunteer programs support surge capacity through response role.
Surge capacity volunteers are trained in the Incident Command System.
Volunteers have responded to disasters within the Council's area.

Awards and Recognition

Areas Served by Council

SNOHOMISH (County)