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Edmonds Community College CERT

Snohomish County DEM
Date last updated: Dec 3, 2012

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: February 2011

Geographic Area: EDMONDS (Local) (98026)
LYNNWOOD (Local) (98036)
SNOHOMISH (Local) ()

Point of Contact:
Katherine Lark Stewart
Director, Emergency Management Program
Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Avenue West
M/S 206 Health & Human Services Div.
Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 640-1877
(425) 640-1239
lark.stewart@edcc.edu

CERT Web Site: http://www.edcc.edu/emergency

Training

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: 1

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 30

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:

  • Colleges / Universities

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:

  • CERT Animal Response I

  • CERT Animal Response II

  • 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

  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Animals in emergencies (training other than CERT Animal Response modules)

  • Community relations

  • Additional CBRNE awareness

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Decontamination techniques

  • Basic first aid

  • Additional Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Additional National Incident Management System (NIMS)

  • Mass care

  • Shelter operations/management

Exercises

CERT in Action

Emergencies

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

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

  • Other - This program is new, no deployements as yet.

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Other - Program too new to report any activities during emergencies.

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Other - Too new but with the Emergency Management Program CERT members may have many opportunities in future

Additional CERT Program Information

CERT Description:

Edmonds Community College's Emergency Management and Campus Preparedness program will offer CERT training to staff and students and will support Citizen Corps CERT programs, Medical Reserve Corps, VOAD and other entities in the Snohomish County and adjacent communities with training programs and annual CERT exercise. Visit the program website: http://www.edcc.edu/emergency for links as this new CERT program is established.