Why we do field exercises

It’s a lot of work to do a hub practice session, getting out the field and practicing for a disaster.  There’s time spent creating the scenario and exercise design itself, and there’s a huge investment of people time and energy on the day of the exercise.  Why do we bother? Well, because we think muscle […]

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St John United Lutheran Church Hub Training

Join members from the St John United Lutheran Church who are establishing a Seattle Emergency Community Hub for the South Phinney neighborhood.  Hubs are designated places where people can go after a major disaster and help each other. They are organized and managed by local neighbors and serve to connect and help people when City […]

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Community SNAP Presentation

The City of Seattle has created the Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) program to help your neighborhood get organized. We encourage people to not only prepare themselves and their families, but to talk to their neighbors about how they will work together to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is safe and cared for. There […]

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Basic Aid

Learn how to care for and respond to injuries after a major disaster when 9-1-1 is overwhelmed or unavailable. This session provides practice on how to recognize and treat life-threatening conditions, how to conduct a patient assessment and how to creatively use household items as first aid materials. REGISTER HERE:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2Cx3_70RwHIChHCWpegNu3IkAzHzqxjV6GH9HkFaJGv_MJw/viewform **Course does not meet […]

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Disaster Skills Workshop

When a large disaster happens, first responders and other city services may be overwhelmed. Transportation may be disrupted and communication may be difficult. It is vital that city residents are prepared to be self-sufficient during these times. Having knowledge of some key disaster skills is a crucial part of that preparedness effort. This workshop provides […]

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Rainier Hub at South Seattle Home Fair

The City of Seattle is hosting a Home Fair for South Seattle; stop by and learn about emergency preparedness and the Seattle Hubs at the Rainier Beach Ready table . You’re invited to a South Seattle Home Fair on February 10, 2018, hosted by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. Here’s your chance to ask […]

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Disaster Preparedness: The Basics

This presentation provides an overview of the hazards that can impact Seattle, and steps that individuals and families can take to become more prepared to deal with them. This includes guidance on how to develop a disaster plan, build a disaster supply kit, and organize with your neighbors to become better prepared. The presentation also […]

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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 […]

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Earthquake Home Retrofit Class

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do a retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use City of Seattle’s pre-engineered home retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home.Register early – class fills quickly! Register: Phinneycenter.org or […]

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