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Emergency Hub Volunteer Management Tabletop Exercise

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Tabletop Exercise
Nov 14, 9:00 am – noon

Practice makes perfect!

Date: Saturday, Nov 14

Time: 9:00 am to noon

Location: Verity Credit Union, 11027 Meridian Avenue North


Join the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs as they hold a tabletop exercise to practice their skills. For this indoor, slow motion exercise, we will practice deploying volunteers who come to a hub with a skill to share. We expect that, after a major disaster, when all normal channels of communication are down, that people will step forward to help their neighbors. This is exactly what has happened at other times, the Christchurch earthquake, the tsunami in Japan, and at the Oso landslide. We want to make sure that we can effectively assess and assign volunteers, manage them over time and ensure their safety


Join us in either of two roles:

As a Hub person: practicing your skill to develop volunteer management best practices.

As an actor: come play the role of a spontaneous volunteer that the hub members work to assign (we will of course provide you role playing scripts). No experience needed, just a desire to help the Hubs with their training.

We actually can also use overseers, to help capture notes about what worked and didn’t work well, if you would like to come but are not comfortable in either of the two above roles.


Please RSVP! This is so the exercise organizers can create the right number of practice Hub groups. Please include your name, email or contact information and if you will be a Hub member or an actor volunteer. RSVP to info@seattleemergencyhubs.org by Nov 10


Questions? Please contact Cindi Barker at
or at 206-933-6968

For more information about the Hubs, please visit the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs



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