2018 Plans

We had a great Hub Leadership Retreat in early Feb and have confirmed what our plans are for 2018.   We will be holding our Hub Captain Meetings every other month (March, May, July, Sept, Nov), so that Hub Captains have more time to arrange for local meetings, trainings or work planning.   We shifted […]

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The story behind the gap

We’re so sorry that the blog posting slowed down this fall, but there’s a good reason.  After the semi-official “take August off for vacations” we got busy on projects and so there was more “doing” than there was “telling”.  During the fall we worked on a budget proposal for another round of funding the Hub […]

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KING 5 focus on disaster preparedness

KING 5 has been interviewing people throughout Seattle on the topic of how well people and government agencies are prepared for a major disaster.   Advertising has been that they will focus messaging on Monday, July 21 “all day, all screens”.  They have also started releasing some background information early, please visit this link for 8 […]

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Report from Radio Practice Joint Session – Hubs and ACS

The June 2017 Hub Captains meeting became a hands on, joint training session with our Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS) partners. Experienced HAM and GMRS radio operators, newly licensed HAMs and Hub members from across the experience spectrum first heard a presentation from Carl Leon, N7KUW. Carl described how the Hubs and ACS work together in […]

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Earthquake Swarms = Media Coverage for Hubs

The May 2017 swarm of small earthquakes in the west Puget Sound region got quite a bit of coverage from the local media.  Reporters from all 3 stations visited different hubs, including Rainier Beach and a Beacon Hill organizing event, to talk about community preparedness.  KING 5 is promoting coverage all this week on preparing for […]

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Universal Communications Card Tabletop

In our first “professional” table top exercise, hub volunteers gathered to test out a Universal Communications Graphic Card. This is a tool being designed to help hub volunteers with communication barriers, such as another language, deafness or inability to speak due to shock. Deborah Witmer, the Vulnerable Populations Coordinator with Seattle’s Human Services Office, is […]

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Beacon Hill Community Preparedness Event

Beacon Emergency Awareness Network (BEAN) hosts  Preparedness Fair. If you live in Beacon Hill, you know that most of the ways to get on and off the hill are by bridges.  What would you do if those bridges go down in an earthquake?  Would you know how to get information?  Are you prepared to be […]

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