Get Involved. Helping Others

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and provides training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Local community members are invited to take free disaster response training classes taught by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority—these classes start in late September.

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority CERT program focuses on training individuals to help themselves and others following wide-spread emergencies and disasters. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT trained individuals can assist others by applying basic response and organizational skills. 

Those trained in basic CERT skills learn how to help others until professionals arrive. Classes will teach people how to:
  • Organize a team to establish priorities and develop an action plan.
  • Suppress small fires so they won’t turn into big problems. 
  • Perform light search and rescue to help reduce life-threatening situations.
  • Use triage and disaster medical operations to treat injuries.
Classes begin Sept. 28 on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
The last class is Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the program click here. To register for the next session, click here. Classes will be held at a select fire station in Kent. 

Road Safety Survey

The City of SeaTac wants to hear from the Angle Lake Community to help us ensure that walking, rolling, driving, cycling, public transit and more are safe and comfortable for everyone who use our roads. 

Road safety can include a lot of different things from crosswalks, bike lanes, street lighting and reducing  and/or enforcing speed limits. A few examples of some recent local projects focused on this category include: Pedestrian Safety along International Boulevard, SeaTac/Airport Station area pedestrian improvement project and a several other initiatives.

As development of a comprehensive Local Road Safety Plan continues, input from citizens identifying the most critical road safety issues and collecting proposed improvements strategies is essential. To that end,  the city is undergoing a broad outreach through the use of a community web survey, key stakeholder interviews, and targeted focus groups. 

Please share your opinion by taking the Local Road Safety Online Survey! 
The survey will remain open and available for your input until Wednesday, September 15th.