Get Prepared! Free Classes Happening Now

cat-03September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare now for whatever Mother Nature will throw our way.

To help you get ready, the Seattle Office of Emergency Management is hosting several upcoming preparedness classes!  Please note that seating is limited and some classes require pre-registration.

Follow the Seattle Office of Emergency Management online:

Web: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleEmergencyMgmt


SEPTEMBER 2016

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class
Saturday, September 10, 1 – 3pm
Location: Queen Anne Branch Library, 400 W Garfield St, Seattle, WA 98119

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. Register early space is limited!

Preparing for the Big One
Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 – 8pm
Location: 101 Westlake Ave N., 101 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

What to do when the “really” big one hits. Are you prepared for the next big earthquake and other disasters Seattle could face? Attend this presentation to hear from local emergency management experts about what you can do to get prepared. Learn about the City’s new emergency notification and alert system – AlertSeattle – and bring questions to ask during an open Q & A session.


OCTOBER 2016

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class
Saturday, October 1, 12 – 2pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. Register early space is limited!

Preparing for the Big One
Wednesday, October 5, 7 – 8:30pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

What to do when the “really” big one hits. Are you prepared for the next big earthquake and other disasters Seattle could face? Attend this presentation to hear from local emergency management experts about what you can do to get prepared. Learn about the City’s new emergency alert and notification system – AlertSeattle – and bring questions to ask during an open Q & A session.

Disaster Skills Workshop
Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: South Lake Union Descovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

When a large disaster happens, first responders and other city services may be overwhelmed. Transportation may be disrupted and communication may be difficult. It is vital that city residents are prepared to be self-sufficient during these times. Having knowledge of some key disaster skills is a crucial part of that preparedness effort.

This workshop provides training on key skills needed after a disaster and more in depth instruction on key preparedness actions.

This Workshop covers the following topics:
-Fire Extinguisher Use
-Utility Control
-Water Storage and Purification
– Emergency Toilets


NOVEMBER 2016

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class
Saturday, November 5, 12 – 2pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. Register early space is limited!

Disaster Skills: Basic Aid
Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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 certification.


DECEMBER 2016

Earthquake Home Retrofit Class
Saturday, December 3, 1 – 3pm
Location: Broadview Branch Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. Register early space is limited!

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