Broadview Community Council Meeting
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 13047 Greenwood Ave N., Doors open at 6:30 pm
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness are the themes for the November 17 Broadview Community Council meeting:
- 911 Operations – Priorities & Insights
- Broadview Prepares – Neighbors Helping Neighbors in an Emergency
If there is one thing we all know to do, it is to call 911 for emergencies. We rely on them to be there when we need them. But what is an “emergency” and how do operators assess calls? How are they trained to get the information they need from you? Have you ever tried to call the non-emergency phone number or go online to make a report? Was it a good experience? 911 data (the most-accessed data at data.seattle.gov) shows that we all use this service. But we don’t always get the service we expect. What should we expect? Seattle Police 911 First Watch Supervisor, Robert Montague will give insights about the inner workings of the 911 call center, including how operators are trained and calls prioritized. Come learn about this valuable service and share your questions and experiences.
But how would you get help in a disaster like a major earthquake when you couldn’t call 911 because phones, cell phones and internet didn’t work? Most of us read or heard about the recent New Yorker magazine article predicting dire results to our community from a massive earthquake. Are you ready for “the big one?” Or for that matter a smaller emergency? At the meeting our Broadview Prepares volunteers will demonstrate how the Broadview emergency communication hubs will be a place where neighbors can connect to meet needs and share resources when police and fire departments may not be able to respond. Knowing where the hubs will be located and how they will operate will be valuable to you in a disaster.