VashonBePrepared's Medical Team
Our group formed in 2002 to provide care for members of our community in case of any disaster that would overwhelm the resources of the fire department and clinics, and very likely isolate us by interruption of ferry service. We are affiliated with Vashon Island Fire & Rescue and VashonBePrepared. Our group includes medical professionals, such as MD, RN, NP Paramedics, EMTs,MA, DVM, and counselors. As of Oct. 2008 we partner with the Seattle-King County Public Health MRC.
When the Island is cut off during an earthquake or other disaster we need to be trained to step in and help in a planned manner. You can be part of that team-whether you're licensed, retired or just interested we can help you help your neighbors.
Join us, it's interesting, it's fun and it's important! You'll be asked to participate in three training a year (most will offer continuing education credits) and one Island wide drill. The Vashon Health Center is set up for basic medical while the Penny Farcy building will be the trauma center.
You can also join the Medical Reserve Corps, which will train you in setting up and running a temporary field hospital, a medication center and other emergency operations. The MRC also helps with funds for equipment, training and liability coverage while you volunteer. You can check out their website www.kingcounty.gov/health for more info. We hold periodic training classes on the Island.
Call Synthia Downs at 463-4032 or Assistant Fire Chief George Brown at 463-2405.