YAKIMA--Serve Washington in partnership with the Washington Citizen Corps and statewide Community Emergency Response Teams, CERT, are hosting the 2022 Northwest Citizen Corps Expo Sept. 17-18 at Yakima Valley College. The expo runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
The weekend-long expo is filled with hands on disaster preparedness and emergency response courses covering topics such as light search and rescue, basic triage, radio communication, basic first aid, volunteer management and more. Keynote speaker Bill Steele from the University of Washington’s Pacific Seismic Network will give an overview of Cascadia, Rising, the multi-state emergency response drill in preparation for a large-scale earthquake occurring in the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the west coast of North America. The expo wraps up with a CERT drill on day 2.
The expo is ideal for CERT volunteers, people who work or volunteer within medical or emergency management organizations or anyone interested in learning about how to help their community build resilience before, during and after a disaster.