Take classes to learn new skills in emergency preparedness and response.
Request a presentation on emergency preparedness
Make a difference in your community by becoming a volunteer.
Please email OEM@bellevuewa.gov for more information.
Our training opportunities have resumed in person, and virtual training opportunities are still available! Please check back here regularly for updates, including any changes to scheduled sessions. We look forward to being a part of your preparedness journey!
Recorded webinars on general preparedness topics.
- Resolve to be Prepared: Learn your hazards, make a plan, build an emergency kit
- Re-Prepare for Disasters: Mental resilience and community engagement resources
- Disaster Ready Washington: Emotional and financial health, cybersecurity tips, strategic shopping
Bellevue Communications Support
Bellevue Communications Support (BCS) team provides auxiliary communications services to the City of Bellevue, agencies served by NORCOM, and the Eastside’s emergency 9-1-1 service during emergencies. This team of volunteer amateur radio operators in the Bellevue area, meet monthly to participate in a range of activities that include communication drills and training in incident command system protocol, first aid, CPR, and radio protocol. New members are always welcomed. BCS has an integral role in Bellevue’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and emergency response.
Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program as well as CERT Lite program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our region and provides training and education in basic disaster response skills such as light search and rescue, fire safety, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
To learn more about the Bellevue CERT program, to be notified of future training opportunities or to request a presentation from their team if you live or work in the Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Medina, Beaux Arts, Newcastle, Yarrow Point or Hunts Point area; check out BellevueCert.org for the most up to date information.