Preparedness Academy

Wrapping an Injured Hand

Disaster First Aid- For members of PC NET/CERT/Citizen Corp/Map Your Neighborhood

Learn skills and get hands-on experience in how to perform immediate triage, and use disaster first aid following an event. A First Aid Certificate is awarded, no CPR unless indicated at registration. Recommend taking CPR before this class. All classes are on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We may be able to provide a course for a PC NET Neighborhood, contact Outreach 253-798-6595 for information.

Upcoming Dates:
February 17 - P.C Emergency Management, Emergency  Operations Center,Tacoma

March 18- East Pierce Fire Headquarters Bonney Lake (Residents living in East Pierce Fire district only)

April 21 - Bonney Lake community

August 11-
Location TBD

October 20,  7700 Skansie Ave, Gig Harbor (Chapel Hill Presbyterian)


Psychological First Aid - New curriculum!

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.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming Dates:
February 6 - Postponed due to low registration. 

May 22 - Graham Fire and Rescue are hosts, address TBD

September 25 - 7700 Skansie Ave, Gig Harbor (Chapel Hill Presbyterian)

October 17 - Orting, 401 Washington Ave SE,Fire Station 

Handheld Radio on blue

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. This is a great way to get comfortable using the “walkie-talkie” style of communication in a disaster. Information on how to get a HAM license is included. Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Walkie-talkie classes are available upon request from neighborhoods or groups. Contact

Attend the Amateur Radio Meeting to learn about HAM for Neighborhoods :
Thursday February 15 - PC NET and Ham radio.  7 - 8 PM
Amateur Radio in Emergency Services is inviting PC NET members to attend an informational meeting on Ham radio use for neighborhood teams during disasters. Including information for teams who do not have Ham operators to those who have licensed radio operators. 
When all communication is down, Ham radio will be our only resource for communications, learn how to access this tool whether you are an operator or not. 
No registration required.
Location:  Pierce County Emergency Operation Center 2501 South 35th St, Tacoma