Overview: Participate in planning, training and drills, plus provide good on-call service when the EOC is activated. Service shifts in an emergency can be long but are on a rotation with other volunteers. Terrific mentoring and training is provided monthly by our EOC managers and section leaders.
Collect information about status and needs of utility systems island-wide (electrical, natural gas, water, landline & cell phone systems, and sewer). Triage and post summary information for the Incident Commander and other EOC desks. Handle communications in/out with utility companies.
Gather information, opportunities and potential resources for the island - acting as a primary conduit for resource requests with King County Office of Emergency Management.
Collect, triage/sort and disseminate written messages in/out of various desks in EOC. Write succinct messages for transmission via radio and email.
Walk, drive or bike to deliver bulletins and information to key points in downtown Vashon and the outskirts of the island. Usually work in pairs; make field observations and give reports back to the Vashon Emergency Operations Center.
Greet the public and check in "emergent" volunteers (people who show up to offer help) in a disaster situation. Coordinate with the EOC to get work assignments for these volunteers.