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Sammamish Citizen Corps

Sammamish Citizen Corps Council

The Sammamish Citizen Corps Council is a nationally-chartered, 501 (c)(3) non-profit group that helps support safety and emergency preparedness in Sammamish through the Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Corps/SARGe, Volunteers in Police Service, and Map Your Neighborhood programs. Community members from the business, faith, and community service sectors are encouraged to become involved and volunteer. Volunteers meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at ESF-R Station #82, (Sahalee area), at 1851 228th Ave NE, Sammamish – 98074, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. For more information, contact info@sammamishcitizencorps.com. For more information about the National Citizen Corps program, visit: www.citizencorps.gov.

Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps

The Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps (SMRC)  Program engages volunteers to strengthen Sammamish, (and potentially King County), public health, emergency response and community resiliency by coordinating the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues. Medical Reserve Corps is nationally sponsored by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and locally through King County Public Health Reserve Corps, along with Sammamish Citizen Corps Council.

The Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps, a branch of the Sammamish Citizen Corps, is looking for active and retired medical and non-medical personnel to form a Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps.  Current meetings are being held with the Issaquah Medical Reserve Corps, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at 670 1st Ave NE, Building A.  Visit www.issaquahcitizencorps.com/mrc for more information.

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT)

The Sammamish CERT Program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our community and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in Sammamish.

CERT classes are offered each March and September. For more info, contact CERT Coordinator Jan Bromberg at CERT@sammamishcitizencorps.com. For more information about the National Community Emergency Response Team Program, visit: www.citizencorps.gov/cert.

Info HUBS
An Info Hub is a network of pre-located neighborhood Emergency Communications Info Hub Sites set up with the purpose of creating a common meeting place where citizens can go to share information and resources and communicate with the City of Sammamish’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) after the disaster event.

Each Info Hub will be established by citizen volunteers who will activate the individual Info Hub sites as soon as possible after the onset of a disaster situation. Communication between the Info Hub and the City’s Emergency Operations Center will be accomplished with the assistance of volunteer amateur radio operators (HAMS).   The actual Info Hub locations that have been established are:


Info Hub Name

Address

School District

Ebright Creek Park

1713 212th Avenue SE

Lk Wash

Beaver Lake Ball Fields

2526 244th Avenue SE

Issaquah

East Sammamish Park

21302 NE 16th Street

Lk Wash

Deerfield Sports Field

229th Avenue NE

Lk Wash

Summer Ridge Park

NE 25th & 235th NE

Lk Wash

Roundabout

244th Ave NE & E Main Dr

Lk Wash

Klahanie Office (near Lakeside pool)

4210 244th Place SE

Issaquah

Highland Creek Common Area

230th Way SE near NE 43rd Pl      

Issaquah


Volunteers are encouraged to be involved in opportunities to learn and serve in the community.