Seattle Hub Captains meet with International Disaster Leaders

Leaders from international learning program speak with Hub Captains Seattle was a stop on a national tour made by a number of leaders from other countries studying preparedness planning in the United States.  The visit was coordinated through the World Affairs Council International Visitors Leadership Program and included participants from the following countries;  Bolivia, Grenada, […]

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Seattle Hubs on Seattle Growth Podcast

Cindi Barker, Hub Captain for the Morgan Junction Hub and one of the very early members of the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs network, was interview by Jeffery Shulman for his Seattle Growth Podcast.  It’s at http://seattlegrowthpodcast.com/s6-ep-6-finding-community-in-emergency-prep-and-dance/ or S6 Ep. 6 on iTunes.  The Hubs segment is in the first half of the podcast “Today’s episode […]

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South Seattle Home Fair

The second Seattle Home Fair was just as successful as the north end version.  We met lots of people who were interested  taking steps to make their home prepared and safe and in personal preparedness.  Mel and Vilma Fernandez,  Susan Sanders and Ron Angeles were very busy!  

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Hubs at Home Shows

In both January and February, the City of Seattle sponsors a “Home Show” intended to give homeowners information about many aspects of home improvement and sustainability.  While about half of the information tables are from the city, including inspections and permitting info, there’s a strong focus on sustainability with information tables about insurance, home retrofit […]

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Engaging High School Students

Delores Kannas, Hub Captain for the Alaska Junction Hub at Hope Lutheran Church, volunteered to lead a month long teaching series for students at Hope Lutheran High School.  This was a class where the students selected the topic to participate in.  She coached them through what risks we face in Seattle, how to be prepared, […]

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2019 off with a burst

A burst of energy that is – events for you to visit and learn more about preparedness.  We had our first Hub Captains Network meeting of 2019 this week, and when all the hubs had shared their plans, it was clear that this will be a year you can really engage about preparedness.  Here’s what’s […]

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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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