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Bothell CERT Program

City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S.
Date last updated: Oct 19, 2015

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: June 1999

Geographic Area: BOTHELL (Local) (98011, 98012, 98021)

Point of Contact:
Kirsten Clemens
Fire Department - Public Infomation Officer
City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S.
10726 Beardslee Blvd
Bothell, WA 98011

(425) 489-3364
kirsten.clemens@ci.bothell.wa.us

CERT Web Site: https://bothellwacert.samariteam.com/

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: 16

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 350

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

  • Critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., utilities, public transportation)

  • Government groups

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Teens / Youth

  • 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

  • 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

  • Community relations

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Basic first aid

  • Additional Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Additional National Incident Management System (NIMS)

  • Shelter operations/management

Exercises

CERT in Action

Emergencies

Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:2

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

  • Flood

  • Winter storm

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Residential / Neighborhood checks

  • Sandbagging

  • Community relations / Distribution of emergency information to public

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

Additional CERT Program Information