Why we do field exercises

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 we think muscle […]

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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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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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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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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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