Sequim Police Department encourages community involvement in the CERT program. Training is available through Clallam County Fire District No. 3. For additional information, please visit their website: CCFD3 CERT.
Preparedness lowers the immediate demand of services and materials stemming from a disaster; ensures and develops plans and resources for vulnerable/fragile population; and enhances individual awareness and preparation for long term survivability.
Response is a series of steps necessary to re-establish community normalcy. The elements of response change with time after the event occurs. In the first week after an event, there are generally five elements:
- Command and Control
- Communications and Assessment
- Life Safety (Medical Care, Search and Rescue)
- Lifelines (Transportation Corridors)
- Mass Care