VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

Friday, April 19, 2024(web versionnewsletter version

  • Changing Seasons
  • Pets: It Quickly Gets Very Hot in Your Car
  • Travel Season: Paxlovid Tips
  • Emergency Water Checkup: Prepare in a Year Continues
  • Cambios de la Temporada
  • Mascotas: La Temperatura en el Automovil, Aumenta Rápidamente
  • Temporada de Viajes: Consejos sobre el Paxlovid
  • Checando el Agua de Emergencia Almacenada: Continuamos Preparándose en un Año

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VashonBePrepared is a coalition of some 10 disaster preparedness organizations on Vashon-Maury Island in Washington's Puget Sound region. We work closely with local and county organizations.

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Disaster Preparedness: Free September 23 Seminar

Sep 11

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9/11/2017 7:57 AM  RssIcon


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


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949-1184…Jan Milligan can answer your questions

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