Government

Contact Information:

City of Tukwila Emergency Mgmt
444 Andover Park E
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 971-8740 or
206 971-8742

Email Emergency Management

CERT

What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training consists of 24+ hours of classroom education and hands-on practice in topics including disaster preparedness, emergency management, fire safety, basic triage and disaster medical skills, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, and all-hazards identification and awareness, including terrorism. Emergency management and response professionals from Tukwila and surrounding jurisdictions teach CERT classes. Graduates have the opportunity to participate in local and regional continuing education activities, including training and field exercises. Graduates also have the opportunity to become registered emergency workers with their respective cities and the State of Washington, allowing them to aid in local and regional disasters when requested.

Why is CERT needed?

When a disaster occurs, professional responders may be immediately overwhelmed with requests for help. They may not be able to meet the needs of all Tukwila residents during the hours and perhaps days following a disaster. Residents may need to serve as their own “first responders” during this critical time when help may not be available. CERT training provides the skills necessary to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighborhood safely and effectively. CERT members and teams save lives and protect property that otherwise could be lost following a disaster.

Upcoming CERT Classes

(The class is free, but pre-registration is required) Students are required to provide minimal materials, such as sturdy shoes or boots, work gloves, and a headlamp or flashlight. All other necessary materials for the class will be provided.

Register for any of our CERT classes by filling out the Training Application Form.

For more information, or to receive a registration form via mail, please call 206.971.8742 or email CERT@TukwilaWa.gov