Preparedness Academy

Wrapping an Injured Hand

Disaster First Aid

Pierce County Emergency Management 

Learn skills and get hands-on in how to perform immediate triage, and use disaster first aid following an event. A First Aid Certificate is awarded, no CPR training is provided unless indicated at registration. It is recommended to take CPR before this class. Contact your local fire district for CPR courses.

We may be able to provide a course for a single PC NET Neighborhood or Map Your Neighborhood if 16 people commit to the courseIf you live in East Pierce Fire and Rescue District, scroll down to EPFR courses offered in partnership with us.

  • February 22, Saturday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM. Canyon Terrace Estates (Summit),5155 93rd St Ct E, Puyallup
  •  April 18, Saturday,  8 AM - 4:30 PM.Pierce County Emergency Management 2501 S 35th St, Tacoma (CANCELLED)
  • August 22, Saturday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM. Fox Island -Nichols Community Center (CANCELLED)
  • October 10, Saturday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM.Chapel Hill Church,7700 Skansie Ave, Gig Harbor (CANCELLED)


Disaster First Aid in East Pierce Fire and Rescue District (EPFR) 

Classes for residents and neighborhoods located in EPFR District only.

  • March 14, Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
  • September 12, Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM

Location: 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake 




Two classes are offered, register for your preferred time. ADA accommodations are available when registering. 

  • February 8, Saturday Fox Island Alliance Church, 655 Sixth Avenue, Fox Island (One section offered)
  • March 14, Saturday, Pierce County EOC, 2501 S. 35th St, Tacoma (CANCELLED)
  • May 16, Saturday, Pierce County EOC,2501 S. 35th St, Tacoma (CANCELLED)
  • August 15, Saturday,Pierce County EOC, 2501 S. 35th St, Tacoma (CANCELLED)
  • November 14, Saturday, Pierce County EOC,2501 S. 35th St, Tacoma


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Psychological First Aid 

All residents are welcome!

People's reactions to crisis vary. Learn which reactions are harmful and how some are actually beneficial. Take away some important tools you can use to connect with affected people and provide immediate emotional support following an emergency.

Upcoming Dates: Classes to be scheduled for 2020. If you would like this class for your community request by selecting HERE

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Preparedness Presentations

Does your club, organization, team, PTA, have plans in the event of a mild or serious disaster? Your organization may need your support, you will  be available if you have your personal preparedness in place. Set a speaker for your next meeting!

Request a speaker for your club, organization, team, or staff

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Communications - Radio 

FRS/Walkie-Talkie Class-
Understand the basics of using radio communications in a disaster and get hands-on practice with others in the group.  Information on how to get a HAM license is included.
Walkie-talkie Classes are available upon request from neighborhoods with emergency teams with PC NET or Map Your Neighborhood.
Request the Communications course HERE .