Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Events and Trainings

Check out the FREE events and training opportunities being offered throughout March and beyond by Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP):

Community Health and Safety Fair! Emergency management, community organizations and health care partners are coming together to jointly sponsor a health and safety event on March 8th at the International District Community Center in Seattle from 11 am to 3 pm. Hands-on training and information will include: fire safety, CPR, and personal preparedness. Health insurance enrollment will also be available with In-Person Assistance provided in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, Lao, Samoan and Thai. Please help spread the word to your clients and community membersA flyer is attached!

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class
Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Seismic retrofit experts will show you how to assess your home’s needs and how to use City of Seattle’s pre-engineered plan to permit and retrofit your home.
Saturday March 8, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Registration required. Please call: 206-783-2244.

Build Your Emergency Kit in 10 Easy Steps
Create an inexpensive disaster kit for your home, car and place of work. Develop an emergency communications plan and tips to make your home a safer place. Class taught by American Red Cross.
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Registration required. Please call: 206-783-2244.

NEW FOR 2014 – SNAP Shot Workshops
For 2014, Seattle OEM will offer a series a short, skills-based workshops in partnership with Seattle Public Libraries. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of preparedness. For a complete listing of dates and topics throughout the year, go to the Training/Events Calendar.

This month’s topic: Create a Disaster Kit on a Budget
In this “show and tell” style class, you’ll see how everyday household items can be used to economically supplement your disaster and first aid supplies. We’ll share tips on how to put together a kit without breaking the bank (or your budget.)

Sunday, March 16, 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library
9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126

Sunday, March 16, 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Library
7364 E. Green lake Dr. N., Seattle, 98115

Tuesday, March 18, 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Central Library
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, 98104

Sunday, March 23, 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Douglass-Truth Branch Library
2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, 98122

Special workshop: Get the word out: Emergency messaging to vulnerable populations. Getting timely and accurate information to all citizens during a disaster is a life-safety priority. These messages must reach all facets of the community regardless of where people live, what languages they speak, and what abilities or disabilities they may have. Join us to learn more about emergency notification and warning to vulnerable populations, including the development and dissemination of key messages and the use of diverse networks to deliver time-sensitive, life-safety information.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Southcenter DoubleTree Suites

16500 Southcenter Parkway,Tukwila

Who should attend?

Emergency managers, public information officers, representatives from community and faith organizations.

This event is FREE and lunch will be provided, but space is limited.

Sponsored by the UASI Vulnerable Populations Disaster Planning Steering Committee (from King, Pierce, Snohomish counties and the cities of Bellevue and Seattle).

To register, click here: Register now

SAVE THE DATES: Two Free Weekend Classes Coming in May – Earn Your Amateur Radio Operator License

·   Technician-Class course will occur on the weekend of May 2-4

·   General-Class course will occur on the weekend of May 23-25

Each weekend will include sessions held on Friday night (6:00-9:00pm), all-day Saturday (9:00-5:00pm), and all-day Sunday (9:00-5:00pm), with an exam session occurring on Sunday afternoon. Earn your license within a single weekend! For more information or to register, contact Tammy, WA7TZ at: wa7tz@westseattlearc.org

The courses will be held on the campus of Antioch University Seattle, in Room 100. Follow this link for directions to campus.

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