Public Education Programs


Community Emergency Response Teams
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is a neighborhood-oriented approach to emergency preparedness. We believe that a cooperative effort between the City of Covington, Kent Regional Fire Authority and citizens is the best way to prepare for disaster. This program organizes CERT trained citizens into teams such as Damage Assessment, First Aid, and Search and Rescue teams.

Remember, an organized neighborhood response can save lives and reduce the severity of injuries and loss. Please call 253.856.4440 to find out how you can get CERT training.

Earthquake Safety Program for Schools
This program, designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is offered twice a year (usually in April and in December) in Bellevue. The program is designed for teachers, administrators, PTSA members, and other school staff at public or private schools. Participants completing the course will be able to:

  • explain the importance of a school earthquake plan to others;
  • lead individuals in their schools through the stages of developing an earthquake plan;
  • convince others of the need to take as many steps to mitigate the hazards from an earthquake as possible.

Participants will learn about hazard mitigation, drills, medical triage, light search and rescue, communications, sheltering and long-term recovery.

Please call 253.856.4440 to find out when the next Earthquake Safety Program for Schools will be offered.