VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

Friday, March 24, 2023(web link | newsletter version


  • We Remember: Three Years Ago
  • “Congratulations and Thank You Vashon”
  • You Can Help Study Long COVID
  • Prep Tip: Could Turkey Quake Happen Here?
  • COVID Risk Level: Holding at Basic
  • Nosotros Recordamos: Hace Tres Años
  • “Enhorabuena y Gracias Vashon”
  • Usted puede Ayudar en un Estudio sobre el COVID a Largo Plazo
  • Consejos para estar Preparado: ¿Podría un Temblor como el de Turquía Suceder aquí?
  • Nivel de Riesgo de COVID: Nos Mantenemos a Nivel Básico 

I Need a Vaccination
COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are available free on the island at Vashon Pharmacy and Sea Mar at Sunrise Ridge, as well as other locations off-island.

I Need a COVID Test

COVID-19 testing is available on and off of Vashon for people with symptoms or exposures, or if testing is needed for jobs or travel.

I Need Information

Current information about the pandemic, what to do if you have COVID, data dashboards, vaccine resources, and much more, is available here via links to the King and Pierce Counties and Washington State public health departments, the CDC website and more.

I Need Help
Resources Available

Resources are available for the Vashon community and businesses still affected by the pandemic. Several local organizations and the Chamber of Commerce can help.

What Happened

View every Situation Report from the COVID-19 emergency activation, along with images, an archive history timeline and some writings inspired by the moment.

Get Alerts

Sign up for a variety of alert services, including Voice Of Vashon's, and other sources of reliable information.

Get Prepared

Does your family & business have a communications plan? That is just one of a number of easy steps to enhance your safety & preparedness for any incident. Learn more by looking at our preparation information.

About Us

VashonBePrepared is a coalition of some 10 disaster preparedness organizations on Vashon-Maury Island in Washington's Puget Sound region. Incorporated in 2007 we now work closely under Vashon Fire, King County of Emergency Management and support our partners' nearly 400 active volunteers.

I Want to Help Out

VashonBePrepared provides training and educational opportunities to keep the island community prepared for the next emergency. See opportunities to get involved or donate.


Latest Updates

By John Cornelison on 3/27/2023 7:22 PM

cprVashon Island Fire and Rescues offers Friends and Family CPR classes to community members who would like to learn or brush up on basic skills to save a life with CPR.

Classes will be held at the VIFR Training Center, 10011 SW Bank Road, Vashon.

To download a PDF brochure, click here.

This is not a certification class. Current dates are April 24th, June 5th or July 24th, all 6 – 8 PM.

To register, please visit:

By John Cornelison on 3/23/2023 8:36 AM

Rated24thEmergencyPrepBlogVashonBePrepared strives to keep the community informed in many ways, but one that has been maintained since our initial website back around 2005 is our blog.

It’s now been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Best Emergency Preparedness Blogs” by Feedspot, coming in at 24th.

Congratulations to us - but even more to all the other hard-working authors of other blogs, inspiring their respective communities to prepare, mitigate, respond, or rebuild. Also thanks to authors of the studies and reports and news that we are just covering.

By John Cornelison on 12/2/2022 10:12 AM
VashonCodeRecomendations (Medium)There is a new tool available to look at how to enhance your house’s chance of surviving future earthquakes, winter storms, and flooding. is a free online tool sponsored by DHS and provided by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.

Once at their website, enter your address and it will suggest a series of fixes – above and beyond what our current building codes suggest.

It also provides an interesting snapshot of historical disasters for the region.

By John Cornelison on 10/14/2022 7:29 AM
Drop, Cover, Hold On

This year's International ShakeOut Day is October 20, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home!

At 10:20 am (local time) on 10/20, you can join millions of people across Washington practicing earthquake safety. While we encourage you to participate with everyone, you can register your ShakeOut drill for any day of the year, and drill at a time of your choice. You can also include people in multiple locations through video conferencing.If you live or work in a coastal area, ShakeOut day is also a great time to practice your tsunami evacuation routes. Learn more about tsunami preparedness at here...