In-person training is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back for future training options or email KCDEM.
CERT training is a series of classes, taught by qualified professionals. These classes offer Kitsap residents real, hands-on training in skills. Members can apply these skills in their homes and neighborhoods. We train in a comfortable learning environment, and with a focus on personal safety. Areas of training include:
- Basic Disaster Preparation
- Fire Suppression Techniques
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Light Search and Rescue Operations
- Team Organization and the Incident Command System
- Disaster Psychology
- Terrorism Incidents
Classes are generally 2.5 hours in length. At the end, members take part in a full scale disaster drill where they have the opportunity to use all the skills covered by the courses. Drills are at the KCDEM offices or other appropriate locations.