Join us for the Community Preparedness Summit on Saturday, April 9th!

On Saturday, April 9th, the Seattle Office of Emergency Management will host a Community Preparedness Summit. If you’re interested in becoming more prepared for a possible disaster, and learning how the community and the city can respond during a catastrophic event, you’re invited to attend.

With the major earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand and in Japan, we are going to discuss the concept of the 4-level Preparedness Pyramid.

Preparedness Pyramid - WS version

Preparedness Pyramid - WS version

We will discuss why preparing at each level is critical, including any lessons we may have learned so far from the two earthquakes; how the SNAP program works; how to get involved with SNAP and the progress that has been made with the Community Level Emergency Communications Hubs. We will also discuss how interdependent the levels are on each other. Without preparedness at the first two levels, the Community and City level will become overwhelmed quickly.

West Seattle Be Prepared will be participating, along with several other neighborhood groups from the Seattle area. We hope to see you there!

Community Preparedness Summit details

DATE:     Saturday, April 9th

TIME:    9:00 a.m. – Noon

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Orientation (for those not familiar with Emergency Communications Hubs)

LOCATION: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 105 5th Ave S. (Corner of 5th Ave S. and S Washington). Parking available in nearby pay lots and street meters – carpooling encouraged, bring a friend!

Please contact Mark Howard, Community Planning Coordinator, with any questions.  E-mail:, or phone: 206-684-7727.

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