The next offering of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Kitsap County starting September 13. This nationally certified training provides community members the opportunity to learn the vital skills and teamwork essential to assist and provide support in an emergency or disaster. The classes  will be held over the course of five weeks on Wednesday evenings and Saturday days at the Seabeck Community Center.

CERT members are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT training is FREE and open to any person in Kitsap County over the age of 18. The class size is limited and registration in advance is required. All sessions must be attended to complete the course. You can register by sending an email to:

Training Schedule

Unit 1  – Disaster Prep/CERT Intro                                         Wednesday, Sept 13        6pm – 9pm

Unit 2 – CERT Organization                                                      Wednesday, Sept 20    6pm – 8pm

Unit 8 – Terrorism & CERT                                                       Wednesday, Sept 27        6pm – 8pm

Unit 3 & 4 – Disaster Medical/Triage                                     Saturday, Sept 30      9am – 4:00pm

Unit 6 & 7 – Fire & Utilities/Light Search & Rescue            Saturday, Oct 7       9am – 4pm

Unit 5 – Disaster Psychology                                                   Wednesday, Oct 11        6pm – 8pm

Unit 9 – Final Exam and Drill                                                  Saturday, Oct 14        9am – 8pm

The classes will be held at the Seabeck Community Center which is located 15565 Seabeck Hwy NW, Seabeck, WA 98380. CERT trainees praticing life saving skills