Community Training & Outreach


February 13th, 6:00-7:00 pm Zoom Meeting
TOPIC: This Winter's Floods and Resources to Recover
TRAINER: Kyle Christensen, Recovery Manager
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management
Flood in Whatcom County November 2021Have this winter's floods affected you or your friends?  Are you seeking assistance of any kind? Login to Zoom for our February meeting to hear from Whatcom County's Recovery Manager: Kyle Christensen. Kyle is with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management.
"I was hired as the Flood Recovery Manager for Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management in February of 2022 in response to the devastating flood that impacted Whatcom County in November 2021. That flood affected over 2,000 families in our communities and causedillions of dollars in damages. My role is to coordinate and lead the long recovery process by connecting individuals and families to any and all available resources. I work closely with government agencies, the Whatcom Long Term Recovery Group, Whatcom Community Foundation, Churches, Non-profit organizations and local businesses to help find support for these flood survivors."

Independent Online Training

Bi-Annual Disaster Preparedness Forum

2016 - "Orientation on Disasters" - Watch on YouTube

               2018 - "Living in the Shadow of an Active Volcano" - Watch on YouTube

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training  - Whatcom County

In the basic training course we deliver 24 hours of instruction (usually one 3-hour class per week for 8 weeks) that are a combination of classroom work and hands-on exercises. The course concludes with a simulated disaster in which the students demonstrate their skills with live victims. The topics covered in the eight sessions include:

Session 1: Disaster Preparedness, Hazard Mitigation, Local Vulnerabilities
Session 2: Fire Safety, Fire Suppression, Utility Controls
Session 3: Disaster Medical Operations, Part 1 (Triage, Life Saving Interventions)
Session 4: Light Search & Rescue Operations
Session 5: Disaster Medical Operations, Part 2 (Public Health & Hygiene, Head to Toe Assessment, Basic Treatments)
Session 6: Disaster Psychology & CERT Organization
Session 7: Table Top Exercise & Final Exam
Session 8: Final Exercise (Simulated Disaster Response)

 Click Here to register for enrollment.

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