A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster.
Conducting successful life-saving and life-sustaining response operations in the aftermath of a Cascadia Subduction Zone disaster will hinge on the effective coordination and integration of governments at all levels — cities, counties, state agencies, federal officials, the military, tribal nations — as well as non-government organizations and the private sector. One of the primary goals of Cascadia Rising is to train and test this whole community approach to complex disaster operations together as a joint team.
Stop by the Madison Park Emergency Communication Hub (located at the north end of the Madison Park park tennis courts) on Saturday, June 11th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM to learn how you can prepare your family and community for a major event as well as to volunteer to help prepare the Madison Park area.
For more information, please visit the Madison Park Community Council website at www.madisonparkcouncil.org
The American Red Cross has recently launched Safe in the Sound, a three-year preparedness campaign sponsored by PSE, to help individuals and communities prepare for every type of disaster. With more than 4.5 million residents in the Puget Sound area, the goal is to have 1 million people train and take tangible steps toward preparedness through making a plan, getting informed and building a kit.
The Webinars listed below are part of this preparedness initiative and everyone is invited to attend. Please consider joining these 15-minute sessions and please pass this information and invitation on to everyone that you know…it could save a life one day.
March 13, 2013: Fire Prevention Planning
April 17, 2013: Earthquake Preparedness
May 15, 2013: Pet Preparedness
June 12, 2013: Summer Safety: Water and Heat
July 2, 2013: Fireworks Safety
Aug 14, 2013: Workplace Hazards
Sept 18, 2013: Flu Preparedness
Oct 16, 2013: Flood Preparedness
Nov 13, 2013: Winter Weather
Dec 11, 2013: Travel Safety
All webinars start at 10:30am (Pacific Time).
Upon registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with a link allowing them to connect to the webinar on the appropriate date. There’s also an attachment so they can automatically add the dates to their calendars.