Northwest NEWS

August 30, 1999


Police safety, emergency classes offered in Kenmore

   The City of Kenmore has announced two upcoming opportunities to participate in the public safety and emergency preparedness efforts in the community.

   Residents in the Kenmore community can participate in the Citizens Academy, put on by the King County Sheriff's Office. The class is held at the Kenmore Police Precinct, every Tuesday night beginning Sept.14, and ending Dec. 7. In this class, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the problems and police responses to domestic violence, drug enforcement, K9, marine patrol, and take a tour of the King County Jail. Space is limited in this class; call Deputy Mark Childers at 206-296-4480 to reserve a space.

   CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training, put on by the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency, will be held every Thursday evening from 7-9:30, at the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency offices in Edmonds, beginning Thursday, Sept. 16, and continuing through Thursday, Nov. 4. In this course, attendees will learn about disaster potentials, fire and chemical emergencies, disaster medical operations, disaster psychology, and basic search and rescue. The last session will include a course review and a simulated disaster exercise to test new skills. Registration is required; call Dan Good at (425) 776-3722.

   For more information, contact Carter Hawley at City Hall at (425) 398-8900.