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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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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