EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN THE NORTHSHORE COMMUNITY
If you have a passion for community safety, volunteering for the North Shore CERT, Ham Radio Volunteer program and/or Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) is for you! The City of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, Northshore Fire and Northshore Public Utilities are rebuilding the CERT program and started the Northshore Emergency Management Coalition (NEMCo) in our communities and need community volunteers now.
As an emergency safety volunteer, you will assist a variety of community events and during and after natural or man-made disasters. Activities may include: damage assessment, minor fire suppression, sandbag operations, urban search and rescue, disaster first aid, emergency communication if licensed, pet sheltering, points of supply distribution and as a resource to your neighbors. Training is offered by certified trainers who use FEMA approved curriculum. You could be working side by side with emergency responders at the Emergency Operations Center or in your neighborhood helping people in stress that first responders are unable to get to.
The Northshore Emergency Management Coalition (NEMCo) will be sponsoring several events this year.