VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

Friday, May 24, 2024(newsetter versionweb version

  • Fire Extinguishers Make Your Home Safer
  • Are You “Ready” for Sumconmer?
  • Bird Flu and You: What to Know and What to Do
  • Los Extinguidores de Incendios hacen su Hogar más Seguro
  • ¿Está Usted ‘Listo’ para el Verano?
  • La Gripe Aviar y Usted: Que hay que Saber y que hay que Hacer

COVID Vaccine

Learn about the many ways you can prepare for disasters at home or at your business.

Get Alerts

Sign up for Voice of Vashon's emergency alerts, VashonBePrepared's weekly newsletter, and other regional alerts.

About Us

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.

I Want to Help Out

VashonBePrepared provides training and educational opportunities to keep the island community prepared for the next emergency.

Latest Updates

Disaster Preparedness

Mar 10

Written by:
3/10/2018 2:37 PM  RssIcon

March 31 - Free Seminar

imageSevere weather or an earthquake WILL create these Vashon conditions:

  • The power out for days or longer
  • Homes damaged, roads closed
  • Phones not working well or at all
  • Our Fire Department overloaded with emergency responses
  • Ferries stop serving Vashon – docks may be damaged or boats needed elsewhere
  • Gas, supplies and groceries not arriving from the mainland
  • Families separated – some folks stranded off-island; many 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, March 31 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

Free – and open to everyone

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 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: 206-949-1184…Jan Milligan can answer your questions

More resources: and - Vashon's Disaster Preparedness Coalition

Location: Blogs Parent Separator John's Blog