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Emergency Management

Director: Douglas J. ten Hoopen
ARE YOU READY?

Did you know that local First Responders may not be able to respond to your area for
up to 72 hours if the next disaster overwhelms local resources?

CERT Training Is Available in Skagit County!
Upcoming training dates:

Date Location
April 10, 2017 McLean Road Fire Department
April 13, 2017 Anacortes
September 18, 2017 Mount Vernon
September 21, 2017 Anacortes


If an earthquake or other major disaster struck your neighborhood, would you be willing to help rescue people and provide basic first aid until police, fire and EMS personnel arrive?
If so, then join the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may
impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as
Fire Safety, Light Search and Rescue, Team Organization and Disaster Medical Operations.

Utilizing the training learned in the classroom and exercises, CERT members can assist their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Disaster Preparedness
Fire Suppression/ Utility Controls
Disaster Medical Operations - I
Disaster Medical Operations - II
Light Search and Rescue
CERT Organization / Disaster Psychology
Terrorism, Table Top Exercise

For more information:
E-mail dem@co.skagit.wa.us or call 360-416-1850