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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
PNW Region Fire Zones & Safety Codes In a really serious emergency, a basic rule of thumb is for people to be able to take care of each other for 3 to 7 days before help arrives. At a minimum, that’s just three days—think of it as a long weekend—or nine meals. That would be […]