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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)

Topics:

✓ 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: cert@vashonbeprepared.org 206-949-1184…Jan Milligan can answer your questions

More resources: www.vashonbeprepared.org and www.vifr.org

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