Citizen’s Police Academy, CERT Training Starting in March

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Two programs aimed at helping citizens understand how police and emergency services personnel work are starting in March:

Together with Burien and SeaTac Police Services, a program was designed to increase the understanding between citizens and their Police Departments through education. This is an unforgettable experience and it’s completely free for anyone who lives or works in the cities of Burien and SeaTac.

The Citizen’s Academy is a 12-week session that is conducted on Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snacks are provided. Fill out an application and send it to:

CSO Nicki Maraulja
14905 6th Ave. SW
Burien, WA 98166

The next Citizen’s Academy training will be held March 14 – May 30, 2012 at:

SeaTac City Hall
4800 S 188th Street
SeaTac, WA

To find out more information, please call (206) 296-3333.

The training is a Citizen Corp and FEMA supported curriculum and promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve.

The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic preparation and response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.

For more information or to register for CERT, contact Community Service Officer Mechee Burnett at (206) 973-4917 or fill out an application and mail it to:

SeaTac Police Services
RE: CERT Training
4800 S. 188 St.
SeaTac, WA 98188

The training sessions are held twice a year in the spring and fall. The sessions require approximately 20 hours to complete. There is a minimal fee for tools supplied to students, enabling them to build their own emergency response kit.

The next CERT training will be held on March 15, 2012 at:

SeaTac City Hall
4800 S 188th Street
SeaTac, WA

Training Topics:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster medical operations
  • Triage
  • Treating life threatening injuries
  • Assessment, treatment, and hygiene
  • Light search and rescue
  • Team organization
  • Disaster psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Practical final exercise

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