Are You Ready Redmond?

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What if you had to stay at work overnight or for more than 24 hours?

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What if someone was injured or bleeding?

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What if a family member, friend, colleague or customer collapsed in front of you?

  • Would you be prepared? Would you know what to do?
  • Would you be comfortable or be able to make someone else more comfortable?
  • Would you save a life? Could you be that hero?

Redmond Ready encourages a culture of preparedness for City of Redmond employees and the public. Take a personal preparedness class, First Aid, and CPR. You will build a great foundation to prepare for the unexpected and handle it better when it happens.

Learn more about the next Redmond Ready Day class.


Disaster Preparedness

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A large part of Redmond Ready consists of advanced preparation so you will be comfortable and self-sufficient for 7-10 days (at least) in adverse conditions. Download checklists from Make it Through, the Puget Sound regional personal preparedness campaign. 


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Watch the "Run. Hide. Fight." video, which depicts a fictional shooting incident in an office building and provides guidance on what to do to survive.


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Watch the "Ways to Survive" animated music video by Liv & the Survivors of Bellevue, WA. They are a sasquatch family band that prepares for and responds to various hazards that can occur in the Pacific Northwest.


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Expand your prepared network. Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) provides basic preparedness training for small groups of neighbors in Washington State. Visit Redmond Map Your Neighborhood for more information.



Enroll in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class for advanced emergency preparedness training. Visit Redmond Citizen Corps Council (RCCC) CERT for more information or to register for an upcoming class.


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Regardless of the emergency, when large groups of people are temporarily displaced from their homes, the American Red Cross responds by opening and operating shelters.  The Red Cross provides shelter for disaster victims in public and private facilities and relies upon volunteers from the local community. This course certifies you to effectively assist a Red Cross shelter. 

This is a full-day course comprising of three hours of class time plus a 3 1/2 hour simulation exercise. 

Visit the Red Cross King County chapter for more information on this and other classes.

Contact: Janeen Olson, 425-556-2251

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