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Disaster Preparedness: Free September 23 Seminar

Sep 11

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Severe weather or an earthquake WILL create these Vashon conditions:

  • The power out for days or longer
  • Homes damaged, some roads closed
  • Phones not working well or at all
  • Vashon Island Fire & Rescue overwhelmed
  • Ferries stop serving Vashon – docks may be damaged or the boats needed elsewhere
  • Gas, supplies and groceries not arriving from the mainland
  • Families separated – some folks stranded off-island; many folks can’t get to work

Learn the ropes to be resilient – not to mention well-fed!

Four hours packed with resources, advice & island information:

Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (coffee on at 8:30)

Penny Farcy Training Center at main campus of Vashon Fire & Rescue on Bank Rd.

Free – and open to everyone (patient children are welcome too)

Bring a snack and your water bottle (very short breaks; no lunch break)


  • Household preparedness for a typical 2-week situation where you need options for food, water, meds, sanitation, heat, cooking, refrigeration, shelter & more
  • Electrical and gas safety – presenter from Puget Sound Energy
  • Household fires: typical causes & prevention; fire safety and using fire extinguishers
  • Teaming-up with your neighbors: how to pre-organize for effective mutual support
  • Island communications when phones/internet are compromised
  • How various citizen groups support the Fire Dept. & Sheriff finding lost persons and responding to disasters large & small – and how YOU can help


Sign up!


949-1184…Jan Milligan can answer your questions

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