Jamie and I wanted to make sure that you were prepared if Seattle had a disaster. We compiled a few handouts and links for you to go over.
Please keep the “Search and Rescue” handout somewhere handy in case of emergency. Please post on door or in window to notify rescue teams that you are OK or need help!
There are many types of disasters… Here are a few examples:
|1. Earthquakes||2. Fires||3. Power outages|
|4. Windstorms||5. Terrorism||6. Transportation Incidents|
|7. Disease outbreaks||8. Active Shooter incidents||9. Snow, Ice, Extreme cold|
SNAPs and HUBs
In the city of Seattle, the Office of Emergency Management strongly encourages neighborhoods/condo buildings to organize, train and prepare as neighborhoods. These are called SNAPs (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Preparing).
Then on the community level, entire neighborhoods are encouraged to report to a HUB which is a designated spot for gathering and sharing information and resources with one another and for reporting to the city’s Emergency Operations Center which will be activated in the event of major emergencies or disasters.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Enroll in AlertSeattle
2. Take classes – basic FirstAid, city resources, etc.
3. Volunteer and be active in your HUB
4. If your neighborhood doesn’t have a HUB close by then consider establishing one
5. Help others during any disasters and emergencies
6. Educate your clients – First aid kits and disaster kits make great closing gifts
Info on SNAP’s: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/working-together/seattle-neighborhoods-actively-prepare
Info on HUB’s: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/working-together/community-emergency-hubs
Info on Preparing Yourself, your home, your office, etc: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/preparedness/prepare-yourself
Location of SNAPs & HUBs: http://seattleemergencyhubs.org/seattle-emergency-neighborlink-map/
Upcoming classes: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/about-us/event-calendar
Being prepared is the best way to minimize the impacts of a major disaster, and will also help with speeding up the recovery after as well. Just start small, but the key is just start.
David and Jamie De Maria of De Maria Partners.