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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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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“Hub in Box” Funding Process Released

Thanks to the Seattle City Council and with the advocacy of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods,  The Hub in a Box application has been finalized and the application period is open now until Oct 28. It is now posted on the OEM website:  http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/working-together/community-emergency-hubs This is a new program that will […]

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Community Outreach Summer 2016

Three Festival Outreach Outreach in the summer months really picks up.  Our first foray onto the streets was at the Morgan Community Festival, which was one week after the Cascadia Rising drill.  We gave away half of our inventory of “how to build a Kit” brochures! That high interest continued at the West Seattle Summer […]

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