Kirkland Emergency Management Update

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Tip of the Term

With summer almost over and back-to-school shopping in full swing, this is a good time to think about refreshing your household emergency plan. Make sure everyone in your household has important phone numbers written down and stored securely in their backpack, wallet, or purse. Be familiar with different routes and ways to travel home from school or work, including walking, taking a bus, or riding with people you trust. Learn more about making an emergency plan.

A Message from OEM

We hope you have been enjoying the summer weather! Remember, the stormy season isn't far away, and the time to start planning is now. Take care of household repairs, check your winter weather supplies, and prepare for severe weather before the wind and rain begin.


CERT Corner

Join us for the inaugural Kirkland CERT Rodeo! This is an opportunity for CERT-trained Kirkland residents to refresh their CERT skills. Sure to be a hootin' and hollerin' good time!

Date:Saturday, August 24

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kirkland City Hall

Sign Up Online.

 CERT Rodeo

If you haven't taken the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, the next Kirkland CERT Class begins September 17th!

Class will be Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. from September 17 - October 29, with a disaster drill on Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Learn more and sign up.



KECT Broadcast

Did you notice the National Emergency Alert System test August 7th? When an emergency happens, normal communications methods like phones or internet might not be working or available.

Amateur (ham) radio is a reliable way to communicate during a disaster, and Kirkland is lucky to have a strong volunteer radio team. Learn more about the Kirkland Emergency Communications Team!

OEM Neighborhood Notes

Neighborhood Notes

Is your neighborhood ready to respond together during an emergency? You can help organize your neighbors, get to know them, and develop a plan to help each other.

Attend the upcoming Map Your Neighborhood Faciliator Training, October 3, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kirkland Fire Station 22. Sign up online.

Upcoming Events

Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating During an Emergency

The power's out, there's no cell service, and you're fresh out of homing pigeons. Do you know how to communicate during an emergency?

Date: Tuesday, August 13

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Kirkland City Hall

Sign up online.


CERT Rodeo

Refresh and practice CERT skills while getting to know other CERTs in your neighborhood.

Date: Saturday, August 24

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kirkland City Hall

Sign up online.


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Learn how to help yourself and the people around you when large-scale disasters overwhelm professional responders.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - October 29.

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Additional Date: Saturday, 11/2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn more and sign up.

Map Your Neighborhood Facilitator Training
Learn how to organize with your neighbors and develop an emergency plan to respond and help each other.

Date: Tuesday, October 3

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Fire Station 22

Sign up online.

ShakeOut! Earthquake Preparedness

Learn about Kirkland's seismic risk, safety actions you can take, and debunk some common earthquake myths.

Date: Tuesday, October 17

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Fire Station 26

Sign up online.


See all upcoming events.


Quote of the Quarter

“There's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst."  Stephen King

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(425) 587-3691

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