Emegency Services Coordinating Agency offers disaster preparedness classes


How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster?

Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  As seen in the wake of SR 530 mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to days for emergency responders to meet the needs of the public following a major disaster.

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA), located in the City of Brier, is offering disaster preparedness classes to King and Snohomish county residents. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is about keeping yourself and your family safe and assisting others until help arrives.

Professional first responders, Emergency Managers and CERT Instructors teach students to extinguish small fires, provide life-saving first aid, conduct urban search and rescue, and perform other vital skills needed to help themselves and others after a disaster.

The course begins Thursday, Sept. 17 and is fromn 7-10  p.m. The class runs over eight consecutive Thursday nights. The last class on Nov. 6 is a disaster simulation for students to practice what they have learned over the eight week course.

Classes convene at the Northshore Fire Department Headquarters, Station 51, 7220 NE 181st Street, Kenmore.  

ESCA is currently accepting CERT class registrations.  To register, please contact Vickie Fontaine at 425-776-3722 or email: vickie@esca1.com

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