King County Fire District 20 (Skyway/West Hill) has completed its first Community Emergency Response Team Academy.
The graduates completed the training program that prepares them to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster within the West Hill community.
Through CERT, the graduates learned about disaster preparedness and receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.
The graduates were Alfred Patterson, John Hampton Jr, Anne Shinoda-Mettler, Michael Keller, Judy Leu, Kerisha Reis, David Reis, Trina Nelson, Sallie Patterson, Jessica Warden, Fred Sakora, Edward Keotje, Theresa St. Clair, Shanan Torres.
The next CERT Academy is in Oct. 11, 18, 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fire District’s administration and training facility, 12424 76th Ave. S. For information on the academy, call 206-772-1430