Get Prepared! Classes available now through Seattle Office of Emergency Management

keep-calmWe know that in a major disaster, city resources will be overwhelmed and individuals will have to rely on their family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to provide support and assistance for at least seven to 10 days.

This can seem pretty overwhelming, but there are some very simple steps you can take that will make it easier for you to get by following a big disaster.

You don’t have to have a big group, lots of money, or spend a lot of time. Learn about little steps you can take to make you better prepared for disasters, big and small, by joining an upcoming training hosted by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management.

Disaster Preparedness: The Basics

This one‐hour course provides an overview of the hazards that can impact Seattle, and steps that individuals and families can take to become more prepared to deal with them. This includes guidance on how to develop a disaster plan, build a disaster supply kit, and organize with your neighbors to become better prepared.

* Disaster Preparedness: The Basics sessions do not require any registration but are offered on a first‐come first‐served basis. Please come early to ensure a spot as we must comply with fire code restrictions on the capacity of the room.

Wed. Feb 17, 2016
6‐7:30 p.m.
SPL Rainier Beach
98125 Rainier Ave S

Sat. Mar 12, 2016
10:30 a.m.‐12 p.m.
SPL Capitol Hill Branch
425 Harvard Ave E

Tue. Apr 12, 2016
6‐7:30 p.m.
SPL Broadview Branch
12755 Greenwood Ave N.

Disaster Skills Workshop

This workshop provides training on key skills needed after a disaster and provides more in depth instruction on key preparedness actions. Participants will rotate through four stations, with each lasting 30 minutes. This Workshop covers the following topics:

· Fire Extinguisher Use (led by Seattle Fire Dept.)
· Utility Control
· Building a Disaster Kit

Mon. Mar 14th, 2016
5:30 –7:30 p.m.
Van Asselt Community Center
2820 S Myrtle St.

Disaster First Aid

Learn how to care for and respond to injuries after a major disaster when 9‐1‐1 is overwhelmed or unavailable. This session provides practice on how to recognize and treat life‐threatening conditions, how to conduct a patient assessment and how to creatively use household items as first aid materials. Class does not meet requirements for first aid certification.

Fri. April 15, 2016
6:30‐8:30 p.m.
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S

Additional Information

The Disaster Skills Workshop and Disaster First Aid sessions require pre‐registration. Please go to and register for sessions through the Upcoming Events calendar. For more information contact the Office of Emergency Management or 206‐233‐5076

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