When the big one hits, will you be able to help? In order to be truly helpful in an emergency it is helpful if we share a common vocabulary and that you know what resources and protocols exist, and where to find checklists for your team.Some of this is noted on our training page and more will come from the team you decide will be the most interesting for you to work with.
We are a community of individuals with a common purpose, helping Vashon prepared for an emergency. VashonBePrepared is a lightweight coalition of some dozen community partners. It's those partners that do most of the work and where all the opportunities for you to volunteer exist.
Most folks start out by playing a very informal - but critical - role in their neighborhood. Our ~200 Neighborhood Emergency Response Organizations are probably our most important group!
More dedicated folks get specialized training and can graduate to be part of our island-wide Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT). Likewise those with a passion for emergency communications join our Auxiliary Communications Services team of the Vashon Maury Island Radio Club.
More to come about:
- the MRC & CCT
- Vashon EOC Team
- Mass Care and Sheltering Team
Meantime, we would like to learn more about you. After all, you're a neighbor!