VashonBePrepared partners are all activated and working hard to help the Vashon community. We are also working with many community organizations and businesses.
Most of our efforts are being coordinated and led by our Vashon Emergency Operations Center, using the nationally standard Incident Command System (ICS).
Our objectives are set on a weekly basis and approved by the Incident Commander, Vashon Fire Chief Krimmert. As of the week of 13 April our goals are:
Support Our Island Healthcare
Support island residents' medical and behavioral health by preparing to deal with an potential surge of COVID-19 cases and the related behavioral issues. Lead: Medical Service Branch
Support Our Neighbors
Prepare for a potential surge needing additional support for island households, neighborhoods and medically directed or otherwise isolated individuals. Lead: Community Support Branch
Support Our Businesses
Assist all island businesses in their efforts to survive & recover from the pandemic’s economic impacts. Lead: Business Support Branch
Support Our Unemployed Workers
Help the pandemic’s economic victims access assistance programs. Lead: Unemployed Workers Support Branch
Keep Our Community Informed
Deliver accurate public information to island individuals and organizations, especially including information from Vashon EOC’s Sections and Branches. Lead: Public Information Unit
Engage Islanders to Participate
Conduct community group briefings, recruit volunteers and raise funds to support efforts of partner groups to aid island residents, businesses and nonprofits. Lead: Public Engagement Branch
Operate Emergency Operations Center
Operate Plans, Logistics, Situation and Finance/Administration Sections as provided in Incident Command System to support the community assistance efforts. Lead: EOC Manager
See our regular Situation Reports and the pages of resources from these dedicated teams of volunteers in the sub-pages, as listed on the right.