Neighborhood Preparedness Training on April 18th!

The West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN) and West Seattle Be Prepared (WSBP) have joined together to host a special edition of the Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) training here in West Seattle during April’s Disaster Preparedness Month events.

Preparing for and responding to disaster begins with preparing yourself and your family, but there are limits to what an individual or family can do. When a large disaster strikes and City first responders are overwhelmed, the first people you will very likely turn to for help will be your neighbors. Building good relationships with your neighbors before an emergency is the best way to extend your personal safety net.

Debbie Goetz from the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management will present the SNAP training program, which is designed to help neighborhoods create emergency plans that are specific to their neighborhood needs. You and your neighbors can help each other become better prepared by organizing together. This training is focused on earthquake safety, storing supplies, and understanding how to respond, as opposed to treating injuries. For more information of the SNAP program, go to http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/programs/snap/.

We invite all Blockwatch Captains, neighborhood groups and individuals to come learn about getting yourself and your neighborhood prepared for an emergency!  We ask that you RSVP to WestSeattleBePrepared@gmail.com so we can plan on the number of attendees, but you don’t have to register to attend.

Meeting Details:

When:                  Monday, 4/18, 6-7:30 PM

Where:                 SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster St (at Delridge, near Home Depot)

Agenda:               SNAP Training by Debbie Goetz, West Seattle resident &  trainer extraordinaire from the City of Seattle Office of emergency Management!  The training is informative and interactive. Members of West Seattle Be Prepared will also be on hand to answer questions about the Emergency Communication Hubs here in West Seattle. If you and your neighborhood are in good shape following a disaster, you can help out your community at one of the West Seattle neighborhood hubs.

Please come join us!

Deborah Greer

https://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com
http://westseattlebeprepared.wordpress.com

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