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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


Instructional Videos

Here are three videos, produced by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, which can show you how to turn off your gas, water and how to use a fire extinguisher.

Gas Shutoff:






Fire Extinguisher:



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