Seattle Emergency Hub to hold public emergency scenario practice this Sunday

by | Jun 5, 2024

If Seattle were to experience an earthquake, or another large, disruptive event, are neighbors ready to stand up and support one another until help can arrive? That’s a question that the folks at Seattle Emergency Hub constantly seeks to answer, and you are invited to volunteer this Sunday to act as a “neighbor in need” to help them practice their skills.

On Sunday, June 9th, our neighborhood Emergency Communication Hub will activate their volunteers, set up the Hub, and simulate helping their neighbors handle pressing concerns. This will take place at the Phinney Center from 1-3pm. Here’s what to expect:

Our practice scenario… the first game of the FIFA World Cup is scheduled to begin in three days. The city is packed with fans from all over the world and we were shaken yesterday by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake along the Seattle Fault Line. The Fire Department was able to extinguish most of the fires and City officials are hard at work assessing the damage, deploying their limited assets, and requesting assistance from County, State, and Federal officials. Because of bridge and road failures, the city has broken into many “islands”. Cut off from essential services, Hub volunteers (neighbors just like you) are supporting their neighbors by:

  • Gathering and sharing information (some gained by amateur radio)
  • Matching haves and needs within the community
  • Deploying volunteers smartly to help
  • Sharing the valuable information we have in print for just such an event

Seattle Emergency Hub hopes you can make it by, it should be a fun and informative day for all!

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