Hubs at Multiple Community Events This Summer

Hubs at multiple community events this summer Want to connect with your local hub and hub captain? Watch our calendar for information about which community festivals and events we will be at with information tables.  We really want to meet people who are interested in community and personal preparedness; we learn best from each other […]

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Why we do field exercises

Hub Practice Sessions It’s a lot of work to do a hub practice session, getting out the field and practicing for a disaster.  There’s time spent creating the scenario and exercise design itself, and there’s a huge investment of people time and energy on the day of the exercise.  Why do we bother? Well, because […]

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Disaster Skills Training – in Vietnamese

Kudos to the Seattle Office of Emergency Management for offering disaster preparedness training classes in multiple languages.  In March, they taught a Disaster Skills class in Cantonese and in April one will be offered in Vietnamese at the High Point Library.  FEMA has advocated for a “whole community” approach to disaster preparedness and engaging the […]

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March training events

There is a LOT of interest in emergency preparedness now!  In March, the hubs will be involved with 7 local organizing and training sessions.  Many thanks to those Hub Captains and neighborhood groups who are sponsoring these sessions and to the city’s Office of Emergency Management for coordinating the instructors for training. In the Central […]

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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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