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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

 

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) - Northshore Fire Department offers CERT training to citizens in the fire district.  CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a 21-hour Department of Homeland Security course that covers topics such as: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology and CERT Organization.  CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.  The CERT program will provide citizens with an understanding of their responsibility in preparing for disaster. The CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it.

 

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) - The MYN program is designed to work with a block watch area or cluster of approximately 20 homes.  Developed by the Washington State Emergency Management Division, the three-hour training focuses on nine simple but important tasks that can be performed in the initial minutes following a disaster.  Two one-hour follow-up sessions are included in the program.  MYN is a self-sustaining program in that the residents in a block watch area who have been given the tools to make their plan are responsible for maintaining it.

 

Emergency Preparedness Presentations – Northshore Fire Department offers emergency preparedness presentations, which can be tailored for specific audiences, to schools, seniors, businesses and community organizations in our fire district.   We also have Emergency Preparedness Checklists and other useful information available, such as earthquake preparedness, how to purify water in an emergency, flood safety, and more.   Remember, emergency preparedness is a personal responsibility.  Northshore Fire Department is committed to assisting its residents in their preparedness efforts. 

 

 

FIRE & LIFE SAFETY

 

Northshore Fire Department offers a wide variety of information on various fire and life safety topics.  We offer fire & life safety presentations to schools, seniors, businesses and community organizations in our fire district. 

 

Hands-On Fire Extinguisher training is available to business employees and special groups in the community.   An offering that will soon be available is a Babysitter’s Safety class called Super Sitters.

 

 

FIRE PREVENTION & EDUCATION COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

Northshore Fire Department participates in several events each year, including community celebrations and emergency preparedness fairs.  We also hold an Open House at the fire station during Fire Prevention Week in October. 

 

Northshore Fire Department performs special presentations at Inglemoor High School each year that focus on the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence.

 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

 

The Public Information page will focus on providing information such as recent fire responses and other significant incidents; announcements of meetings, classes or events; burn ban information and seasonal safety information.