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Emergency Preparedness Survey 2015

Purpose of the Survey

PRR, in collaboration with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM), conducted research to:
•Measure the level of awareness and need for preparing for disasters with new and standardized measures for use in future surveys.
•Measure the level of preparedness for the residents of Seattle and the effectiveness of public education programs to educate and motivate people to take action to prepare.
•Compare the survey results to previous studies to determine if the level of awareness and preparedness has changed.
•Determine if there has been change in how people in Seattle receive their information and who influences them to take action.
•Identify if there are trends for particular demographics.
•Identify barriers to preparedness and compare to other research to see if there are new barriers that need to be considered in developing outreach campaigns or programs.
The results of the survey will be used to inform OEM future communication/outreach efforts to further improve the disaster preparedness of Seattle citizens

I have attached the results for us to see. This was sponsored by the Seattle Office of Emergency Managment (OEM)

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AlertSeattle emergency notification system to go live August 1

The City is launching a new alert and warning notification system called AlertSeattle on August 1.

Once the AlertSeattle system is live, you will be able to register your contact information to receive official city alerts via text message, email and voice message.

In addition to emergency alerts, you can choose to receive community notifications about safety, health, utility disruptions, major traffic incidents, and more. You will be able to choose how you want to be notified and what alerts you want to receive.

Video: http://www.seattlechannel.org/explore-videos?videoid=x56149

Sign up now to receive a reminder email when the AlertSeattle
system goes live on August 1

http://alert.seattle.gov/2015/06/11/alertseattle-emergency-notification-system-to-go-live-august-1/

 

King County Emergency Planning Institute Workshop: Communication Planning

Free 2-hour Workshop on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. at the American Red Cross!

 

Register Now   King County Emergency Planning Institute Workshop: Communication Planning This two-hour workshop is an opportunity for you to create or enhance your organization’s communication plan. The content will focus on Standard 3 (click here to view a PDF). It will be held at the American Red Cross (1900 25th Ave S, Seattle, 98144) on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Continue reading