Register for disaster preparedness classes


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

Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as well as other weather events, emergency responders may be delayed meeting needs of the public in the first hours following a major disaster.

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA), located in Brier, is offering disaster preparedness classes to 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 Tuesday, April 1, 7 pm –10 pm and continues over eight consecutive Tuesday nights. The last class on May 20 is a disaster simulation for students to practice what they have learned over the eight week course.

Classes are held at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Avenue in Everett 

ESCA is currently accepting CERT class registrations.  To register, please contact Vickie Fontaine at 425-776-3722 or

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