Category Archives: Announcements

Resources from Seattle Public Library during the COVID-19 closure

The following was shared with local community groups by Kristin Edstrom, one of the Librarians at the High Point Branch. Here are some resources from the Library during the closure. If you go to http://www.spl.org/stayinghome​ you can see more of … Continue reading

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What are we doing to help during the COVID-19 crisis? An update…

Cindi Barker, Emergency Communication Hubs Coordinator for West Seattle (and citywide), shared this update about how hub volunteers are working with others in the community. Whew! The COVID-19 virus outbreak has been a real head-spinner for the hubs. Hubs normally … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – safety guidance for helping neighbors

Below are three informational documents that were shared with Cindi Barker, our Emergency Communication Hubs Coordinator. Guidance for checking on neighbors outlines how people can more safely help their neighbors. Tom Van Bronkhorst of Dept of Neighborhoods coordinated this through … Continue reading

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Novel Coronavirus Resources

Although it’s been a while since we’ve updated this blog or our website, we wanted to reassure you that the Hub Captains and other volunteers — here in West Seattle and across the City of Seattle — are still very … Continue reading

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Who’s shakin’ on October 17th?

Me! You! Everyone! Mark your calendars for 10/17 at 10:17 AM for the 2019 Great Washington Shake Out. Over a million Washingtonians have already registered to participate! This annual earthquake preparedness exercise offers an easy opportunity for hands-on practice of … Continue reading

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Volunteer opportunities!

The Seattle Office of emergency Management (OEM) is looking for community members within each of the seven Seattle Council Districts to serve as Emergency Preparedness Educators. Full Volunteer Position Description: https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Volunteering/20190930_PubEd_CouncilDistrictPD.pdf Volunteer Services Application: https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Volunteering/Volunteer-Application-Current_Fillable.pdf For more information, contact Carrie … Continue reading

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Free Training: October 21st, 10 to noon, Planning for Animals in a Disaster

The flyer and information below are for an upcoming training session on disaster response around animals. While we do not have existing standing teams specific to Seattle, this presentation will cover what is being done in King county. Animal Planning … Continue reading

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Don’t miss our Urban Survival Skills Fair on Saturday, August 10th, at Delridge Day!

The Delridge Day festival runs from 11 until 3 at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW). This wonderful annual community festival highlights local organizations and has a strong focus on community safety. The SW Police Precinct will host … Continue reading

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Two more opportunities to learn Urban Survival Skills (and have fun)!

Have you glanced at our calendar lately? We’ve recently added two more Urban Survival Skills Fair sessions! The first, a Mini-Urban Survival Skills Fair at Field Day will be on Saturday, June 22nd from 11 until 3. Visit 5+ stations to learn skills related … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Fault – field exercise follow-up

Thanks to all who stopped by or participated in yesterday’s Seattle’s Fault citywide field exercise! Two of our hubs, Morgan Junction Park and Hiawatha Playfield, activated for this event. West Seattle Blog and King5 each stopped by the Morgan Junction hub: West Seattle Blog’s coverage … Continue reading

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