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 […]

Read More »

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, […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

The story behind the gap

We’re so sorry that the blog posting slowed down this fall, but there’s a good reason.  After the semi-official “take August off for vacations” we got busy on projects and so there was more “doing” than there was “telling”.  During the fall we worked on a budget proposal for another round of funding the Hub […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »