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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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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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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National Preparedness Month in Seattle

As is the tradition, each week of National Preparedness Month has a designated theme: • Week 1 (August 28-September 3): Promote National Preparedness Month • Week 2 (September 4-10): Preparing Family and Friends • Week 3 (September 11-17): Preparing Through Service • Week 4 (September 18-24): Individual Preparedness • Week 5 (September 25-30): Lead-up to […]

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Hubs Drill Set! Cascadia Rising Earthquake Simulation

Hubs Drill June 11, 2016   Please review the flyers below for information about the drill and the participating Seattle Emergency Hubs. We love to have people show up and become our citizen actors, to test how we accomplish our mission (and to train you to be ready to help in the event of a […]

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ACS – Behind the Scenes

Auxiliary Communication Service Hams operate 2nd location in north Seattle ACS, the Ham radio volunteer response team of the city’s Emergency Response Center (EOC) used their newest location in the January “Fifth Saturday” drill. The drill is an event when cities and other emergency response organizations practice sending messages to the Washington State EOC.  The drill […]

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