April 30 is America’s first National Day of Action for Preparedness

Recently President Obama announced April 30 as America’s first National Day of Action – a time to for people to become better prepared for the hazards around them.

An activity everyone can join in is American’s PrepareAthon.  America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.  Go to this link for more information.

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Here in Seattle volunteers are preparing to hold a practice drill on May 17 for emergency communication in the event of a disaster.

Neighborhood emergency preparedness groups across Seattle assisted by amateur radio emergency communicators will test skills May 17 in an exercise based on a simulated major mudflow and ash release from Mt. Rainer.  This exercise titled “Mud and Ash Everywhere” is the spring version of this semiannual event.    The goal of this exercise is to practice preparedness and response actions that will contribute to community resiliency in surviving a significant disaster.

More information about the participation in the drill by volunteers of the Broadview Emergency Communication Hub will be posted here soon.

 

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