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Self Help Posters

Self Help Posters were created by Hub volunteers to be used at the Hubs as a tool to help people immediately after a major disaster.  In those first few days when information will be hard to get, these posters remind people of basic information so they can stay safe.  There are 5 posters for the following topics: Communication, Food Safety, Water Safety, Hazards and Sanitation.  Hopefully people can take this information back to their neighbors and share as well.


While the posters were designed for use after a disaster, we found that they are also a great teaching tool, to think about being prepared beforehand.  Nothing like looking at how you’ll be bagging poo to motivate you to make sure there are garbage bags in your disaster kit! These posters also serve as a reminder that, if your home is safe, you’ll probably be basically be camping in your home if all the utilities are out.  As we have been showing these posters around getting comments for the final version, we found a lot of interest from businesses and places of worship to have a set so they could use as a teaching tool as well.  These posters are downloadable and please share with anyone you think would find them helpful!


Water   Food   Sanitation  Hazards  Communication



A poster showing tips on how to purify water and how much a person needs per daya poster showing information about keeping food safe when there is no refrigderation or power available  A poster showing how to collect and dispose of human waste if the sewers are not working

A poster showing how to control utilities and use caution around hazardous materialsA poster with information about how to communicate with family when all normal communications are down



Hub Training Videos

In 2020, we did several virtual training sessions for Seattle P-Patch Gardeners.  The training is common for everyone until the last few slides, which are unique to P-Patch Locations.  This is a great introductory video to what hubs are and how they operate, with lots of pictures.

Video Training – Hub 101 for P-Patch Gardeners, June 2020


General Education and Instruction Videos

These videos were created by one of our Hub Captains:

School Reunification


Get Home Bag


Technology Useful After a Disaster


Sanitation After an Earthquake


Riding Out an Earthquake In Bed




Here are three videos, produced by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management.


They show you how to turn off your gas, water and how to use a fire extinguisher.
Gas Shutoff:






Fire Extinguisher:


Urban Survival Skills Fair Materials

In 2018, some of the hubs in Northeast Seattle created a hands-on event called a Urban Survival Skills Fair, where visitors could walk from table to table learning specific skills and getting hands on preparedness experience.  Due to popular request, here are the handouts or educational material provided at each of the skills tables.:

Families – Key Points

Families – To Do List

Smartphone Apps – List of Apps

Toilets – Making a Twin Bucket Toilet

Utilities – Controlling Utilities After a Disaster

Water – Accessing and Purifying Water

Water – Drinking from Water Heater

Water – EPA Disinfectant of Water


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