First Table Top scheduled for April 29

We will be holding a table top exercise on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 am to noon. The purpose of the exercise is to test run new Universal Communications Cards being developed for our use. These cards are intended to help communications with people who’s first language is not English, people with speech difficulties, people […]

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What a year it was – 2016 in review

Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Activity Report 2016 Our Hub Captains and the Hubs were very busy in 2016. Here is our year end summary as we get ready for another busy year ahead. Major Accomplishments   Worked with Office of Emergency Management and Dept of Neighborhoods to establish an award process for the “Hub in […]

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11 Hubs received “Hub in a Box” funds

More equipment in more places! Thanks to the Seattle City Council, $18,000 was set aside to purchase hub boxes and start up supplies for hubs in 2016.  The Office of Emergency Management and Department of Neighborhoods created the application process and received multiple applications to fund new and existing locations. Here’s the list of the […]

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Hubs and outreach

Lots of people learning about the hubs We attended quite a few outreach events, hosted some training, held an Open House and met a lot of new people along the way. Here’s a photo gallery of our fall activities.                          

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Emergency and Hub Kit tip – 10 year batteries

Extended Life Batteries Technology continues to improve and this can be of great benefit when building your personal emergency kit and stocking Hub supplies. Here’s an announcement from one of the major Personal Emergency Kit manufacturers: Duracell Now Guarantees 10 Years of Power Storage in Batteries Battery maker Duracell announced a new feature for its […]

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Hub Roles Table Top Exercise snapshot

On Oct 1, nearly 40 people gathered to improve some aspects of how hubs can best carry out their mission, should Seattle experience a devastating disaster.  We are compiling the suggestions and the Hub Captains will be reviewing at subsequent meetings.  Meanwhile, here are a couple of pictures of creativity and earnest discussion of the […]

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Disaster Relief Trials – Alki Bathouse to White Center

Disaster Relief Trials (Cargo Bikes) in West Seattle and White Center Date: Sept 25, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Location: Starting from the Alki Bathhouse in West Seattle   The Disaster Relief Trails is a disaster drill in the form of a cargo bike competition simulating an equipment and supply distribution from point to point. This year, […]

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4 new Seattle Emergency Hubs

Welcome 4 new hubs on our map! Ethiopian Community Center Hub Victory Heights Hub Ravenna Bryant Hub Eastlake Hub New Hub Captains! Ethiopian Community Center Hub, Hub Captain: Kassa Kabiso Victory Heights Hub, Hub Captain: Ann Forrest Ravenna Bryant Hub, Hub Captain: David Ward Eastlake Hub, Hub Captain: Amy O’Donnell If you would like to […]

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National Preparedness Month in Seattle

As is the tradition, each week of National Preparedness Month has a designated theme: • Week 1 (August 28-September 3): Promote National Preparedness Month • Week 2 (September 4-10): Preparing Family and Friends • Week 3 (September 11-17): Preparing Through Service • Week 4 (September 18-24): Individual Preparedness • Week 5 (September 25-30): Lead-up to […]

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