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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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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PhinneyWood Hubs organize neighborhood approach

PhinneyWood builds on collaborative neighborhood work. The PhinneyWood Hubs held an organizing meeting Jan 25, exploring how to link households, blocks and the Hubs into a coordinated, resilient network for responding in a disaster.  Over 40 people turned out to share their thoughts and what they’ve done so far to organize.  A block leader talked […]

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Great work by Lake City Hub!

Mayor Murray stops by Lake City Hub Table Lake City community groups held a big open house on Jan. 27 to showcase the work of the neighborhood groups and associations.  Sandy Motzer and Susanna Cunningham were there to talk to people about emergency preparedness and the Lake City Hub at the Fred Meyer parking lot.  […]

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