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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March training events

There is a LOT of interest in emergency preparedness now!  In March, the hubs will be involved with 7 local organizing and training sessions.  Many thanks to those Hub Captains and neighborhood groups who are sponsoring these sessions and to the city’s Office of Emergency Management for coordinating the instructors for training. In the Central […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Beacon Hill Community Preparedness Event

Beacon Emergency Awareness Network (BEAN) hosts  Preparedness Fair. If you live in Beacon Hill, you know that most of the ways to get on and off the hill are by bridges.  What would you do if those bridges go down in an earthquake?  Would you know how to get information?  Are you prepared to be […]

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What a year it was – 2016 in review

Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Activity Report 2016 Our Hub Captains and the Hubs were very busy in 2016. Here is our year end summary as we get ready for another busy year ahead. Major Accomplishments   Worked with Office of Emergency Management and Dept of Neighborhoods to establish an award process for the “Hub in […]

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Emergency and Hub Kit tip – 10 year batteries

Extended Life Batteries Technology continues to improve and this can be of great benefit when building your personal emergency kit and stocking Hub supplies. Here’s an announcement from one of the major Personal Emergency Kit manufacturers: Duracell Now Guarantees 10 Years of Power Storage in Batteries Battery maker Duracell announced a new feature for its […]

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