Happening now: Learn, watch, hang out @ ‘Reach Out’ emergency-preparedness

October 20, 2012 at 11:11 am | In Preparedness, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

11:11 AM: Fun morning so far at “Reach Out” – the volunteer-organized preparedness event happening till 2 pm at Arbor Heights Elementary (3701 SW 104th). We and others who are tabling and talking are in the school cafeteria; next door in the gym, presentations are happening almost continuously – here’s what’s still ahead:

Now till noon – JoAnn Jordan with SNAP! (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare)
Noon-12:30 pm – Lunch break (Bigfood has a truck outside, selling lunch)
12:30-1:15 pm – Seattle Red Cross
1:15 pm-1:35 pm – Seattle Animal Shelter
1:35 pm-2 pm – Seattle Fire Department

Many other organizations are here too – including the volunteers behind the West Seattle Be Prepared Emergency Communications Hubs:


View West Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs in a larger map

Each of those locations is a “hub” where preparedness volunteers will set up in case of disaster – know your nearest one, so you can go there and find out if all other channels of communication are down. Again, this is on till 2 pm – and we’re told a fire truck just arrived (for visits, not crisis) – looking out the window, we see it’s Engine 37 from Sunrise Heights:

More to come!

11:57 AM: Just wrapping up, the SNAP demonstration with JoAnn Jordan:

SNAP is a city-sponsored program with workshops around the city all year – keep an eye on their calendar to see when one’s coming to West Seattle. Back outside, Engine 37 continues to be a hit:

12:50 PM NOTE: Still time to come visit – the event’s on till 2, and the “preparedness with pets” presentation from the animal shelter at 1:15 pm is up next.

2 Comments

  1. 11:57 AM: Just wrapping up, the SNAP demonstration with JoAnn Jordan:

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 2:34 pm October 20, 2012 #

  2. Thanks to all the hard work of the Arbor Heights PTA for making this event a reality. Over a year ago the PTA applied for a Neighborhood Matching Grant with the goal to educate and help prepare Arbor Heights Elementary School and our community in case we are faced with an emergency or disaster.
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    “The community of Arbor Heights will come together to develop and implement a plan for emergency and disaster preparedness, including training, disaster kits, and supplies for 400 Arbor Heights Elementary School staff, students, and neighbors.”
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    Today’s event is a true reflection of our school’s heart and compassion for our families and neighbors.

    Comment by AH Parent — 8:37 pm October 20, 2012 #

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