Category Archives: Radio Drills & Field Exercises

Wondering how Seattle fared with “No Power, No Bars?”

Thanks to those of you who showed up today to participate in, or watch, our field exercises this morning! We activated three of our West Seattle emergency communication hubs as part of this citywide communication exercise. While this exercise took place … Continue reading

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Reminder: Our Field Exercise is this Saturday, April 28th!

Please join us — as a volunteer or as an observer — to see the emergency communication hubs in action! Three of our West Seattle hubs will activate for this exercise: Pigeon Point, High Point, and Fauntleroy. This drill simulates … Continue reading

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More on the April 28th field exercise!

From Cindi Barker: Does your stress level rise when your cell phone power bars shrink?  Can you imagine living without power for an extended period of time – how would we move information in this age of connective-ness? We want to … Continue reading

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Can you envision a widespread total power outage in our area?

That will be the scenario for a citywide field exercise exactly one month from today. On April 28th, from 9 AM until 1 PM, you’ll have an opportunity to observe or participate as Emergency Communication Hubs from West Seattle and … Continue reading

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Changes to our radio check-in schedule

Our West Seattle emergency communication hubs are part of a citywide GMRS radio network that will be activated during a disaster. On Monday evenings at 8 PM, we typically test our GMRS radios and systems. Our check-in day and time … Continue reading

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Follow-up from the citywide emergency preparedness drill

Though the citywide hub communication exercise on July 29th now seems so very long ago, we wanted to follow-up with some details. First, you’ll find an overview of the exercise, dubbed Cascadia Rising II – Hubs and Spokes, on the … Continue reading

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Citywide Hub exercise is one week from today!

Next Saturday morning, July 29th, from 9 AM until noon, three of the West Seattle emergency communication hubs will participate in another citywide exercise, Cascadia Rising II. This exercise is based on a Cascadia Rising Subduction Zone Earthquake scenario set 6-days after … Continue reading

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