CERT Expo is coming up on August 9th – 10th!

citizen-corps-nw-logoYou may have noticed this on our event calendar (which is linked from the lower right-hand corner of our website home page), but now that the deadline for registration (July 31st) is fast approaching we want to call it to your attention here as well.

There are several registration options. If you register as an attendee, you can choose from a variety of courses and workshops.  If you’re feeling adventurous, you can sign up to be a Victim!

This event will be held at the South Seattle College this year.  Here’s a link to the organizer’s site with more information: n: http://www.nwcitizencorps-expo.org/.

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New location, and new signs, for the Pigeon Point hub!

You may have seen these signs on the West Seattle Blog or in person, but we wanted to call them to your attention here as well.

New Pigeon Point hub sign - by artist Jim Sander

New Pigeon Point hub sign – by artist Jim Sander

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New Pigeon Point hub sign – by artist Jim Sander

Pigeon Point neighborhood leader, Pete Spalding sent the photos to us earlier this month. The signs by artist Jim Sander call attention to their new emergency communication hub location, which has moved 2 blocks south: from 20th Ave SW and SW Andover Street to 20th Ave SW and SW Genesee Street.

Note that the Pigeon Point hub is one of two hubs that have moved to a new location. The other is the Morgan Junction hub which has relocated slightly to the north of its former location; it has moved from the Thriftway store parking lot to Morgan Junction Park.  Last but not least, we also have a NEW hub in the Highland Park neighborhood: at the Highland Park Improvement Club.

Our updated hub map below shows these changes. You can find more details and a printable copy of our map here.

Updated map of the West Seattle Emergency Communication Hub locations

Updated map of the West Seattle Emergency Communication Hub locations

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Night Out is Tuesday, August 5th!

 

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Night Out 2014 is Tuesday, August 5th!

Night Out Against Crime 2014 is fast approaching; this year the date is Tuesday, August 5th! This is the 30th year for this annual event which is held on the first Tuesday of August in many communities throughout the area. Last year there were over 1400 Night Out events in Seattle.

If you and your neighbors would like to block off your (non-arterial) street for this event, you can register to do so here.

This is a great opportunity to meet or reconnect with your neighbors! It’s also an excellent time to talk about emergency preparedness and exchange contact information. Have a great time!

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Mark your calendars for Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

We received word late last week that Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic are being held jointly again this year! This great combined event will be Saturday, August 9th from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Delridge Community Center and in the adjacent park and Delridge Skatepark. Come enjoy wonderful music, food, and other activities!

Look for us among the many exhibitors, vendors and community groups. This is our (West Seattle Be Prepared’s) last scheduled community outreach event for the summer, so stop by to learn more about our organization and/or pick up free printed materials.

We still have free coloring books about emergency preparedness for kids of varying ages! We also have a wide assortment of disaster-related informational materials from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, many of them available in multiple languages.

Following is some additional information we received about the Seattle-area Precinct Picnics:

It’s summer and time for ‘Picnics in the Precincts’!

The picnics provide “great opportunities for people to be introduced to the department in a relaxed, non-law enforcement environment, meet their local police officers, enjoy free food, entertainment and raffle prizes, and get information on how to get involved in preventing crime in their community. We also are excited for everyone to meet our new Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole!” (For more information see attached flyer.)

2014 Precinct Picnics flyer

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Look for us at Summer Fest tomorrow!

West Seattle Summer Fest 2014 is underway!  Look for us there tomorrow, (Saturday, July 12th) from 10 AM until 2 PM. We’ll be in the Community booth near the intersection of California Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street.

You can learn more about our organization and the West Seattle emergency communication hubs.  Pick up updated hub postcard maps and other  emergency preparedness materials.

We also have free coloring books for kids and other goodies (while supplies last)!

Summer Fest is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of West Seattle community groups, as well as hear music, try out new foods and activities and meet your neighbors. We hope to see you there!

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Updated: West Seattle Emergency Communication Hub maps!

We’re excited to announce that West Seattle Be Prepared has another new emergency communication hub!  The new 12th hub is located at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden Street.

We’ve also made minor location adjustments to two of the long-established hubs. Pigeon Point (hub #5) has moved 2+ blocks further south on 20th Ave SW from SW Andover to SW Genesee Street to be closer to the school. Morgan Junction (hub #6) has moved from the Thriftway lot to Morgan Junction Park at 6413 California Ave SW (a half block north and across the street).

Following is an updated map showing these changes.

Updated maps of the West Seattle Emergency Communication Hub locations

Updated maps of the West Seattle Emergency Communication Hub locations

You can pick up printed copies of these maps at West Seattle SummerFest next weekend (July 11-13). We’ll be there doing outreach in the Community booth near the intersection of California and Alaska from 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday, July 12th. Hope you’ll stop by!

Added 7/6/14: We’ve created a printable flyer of the map above that has additional information about the West Seattle hubs: WS-emergency-communication-hubs-flyer (.pdf).

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Join us at the Morgan Junction Community Festival!

West Seattle Be Prepared will have an informational booth at this great neighborhood event! It’s this coming Saturday, June 21st. Look for us in the vendor area, which is in the parking lots behind Zeek’s Pizza and Beveridge Place Pub at the intersection of California Ave SW and Fauntleroy Way SW. We’ll be there from 10:30 until 5.  Stop by to pick up updated emergency communication hub maps, free coloring books and other preparedness materials!

 

Morgan Junction Fest 2014 flyer

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