VashonAlliedArts.org hosts an important lecturer on earthquakes, coming to Vashon in November.
Twenty-six students completed CERT training; what will they do next?
Best practice: train, cross-train, review, practice, drill!
Opportunity for free training from experts in first aid, search and rescue, and other disaster response topics.
(UPDATE: CERT class is now full, but express your interest to get on the list for the next class.)
Best practice: Engaging in community preparedness helps us get better at household preparedness
Best practice: keep useful and comfy items in your car, to navigate seasonal surprises
Best practice: communicate periodically via social media or whatever medium suits your group.
Best practice: get informed about local hazards, and how to mitigate them for your home and neighborhood.
Best practice: celebrate milestones together, and reward outstanding accomplishments!
Best practice: laminated map of your NERO, plus colored stickers to designate the status of each household.
Best practice: after an incident, use maps and forms to assess your neighborhood, then call 9-1-1 to report up.
Best practice: have older buildings reviewed by a contractor to make sure they have had seismic (earthquake) retrofits.
Best practice: combine Neighborhood Emergency Response Organizations with Block Watch.
Best practice: meet at least annually with your neighbors, to refresh information and include new residents.
Best practice: invite experts who can help you organize, provide useful tools, and support your efforts.
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