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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)

All the best,

MIQA Support

Get Ready to ShakeOut – Register Now!

You are invited to join millions of people worldwide who will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” on October 15th at 10:15 a.m. during the 2015 Great Washington ShakeOut!

More than 26.5 million people were registered in ShakeOut drills worldwide in 2014. Participating is an easy and fun way for your family and organization to become better prepared for earthquakes.

Visit the Great ShakeOut’s website to learn more about the drill and how you can participate.

What are the chances of an earthquake happening in Seattle?

Seattle has an 84% chance of experiencing a magnitude 6.8 or greater earthquake in the next 50 years, and a 14% chance of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake during that same time.

Knowing to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during an earthquake could help save your life. Practicing those three simple steps at home and in the workplace will ensure that when the ground starts shaking, you will be ready!

Visit Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) website to learn more about Seattle’s earthquake risk.

What else can you do to prepare?

“Drop, Cover and Hold On”  is an important part of protecting yourself during an earthquake. There are a number of other steps you can take to prepare BEFORE an earthquake happens. These include:

  • Developing a family disaster plan
  • Securing heavy furniture to walls to reduce the risk of injuries from falling objects
  • Knowing how and when to shut off utilities after an earthquake
  • Storing emergency food and drinking water
  • Signing up online for the City’s new emergency alert and notification system – AlertSeattle:

To  learn more about what you can do to prepare yourself, your home, your family and your workplace, visit OEM’s website.

Public Outreach Section

Office of Emergency Management

City of Seattle | Seattle Police Department

105 5th Avenue South, Suite #300; Seattle, WA 98104

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.


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


Thank you for participating on our yearly disaster drill!


We would like to extend our many thanks to the our MIQA members and volunteer staff, Boy Scout Troop 72, and the FEMA Corp group for participating on our yearly disaster drill for 2015. I have attached some photos and links to videos of the drill. I hope you enjoyed them.

In the next coming months you will be receiving emails on getting prepare for any disasters.

Last night we were featured on King5News about our city wide drill.

We hope to see you all next year. Again, thank you and BePrepared.

Frank Gaul

Chairman, MIQABePrepared

Free First Aid, CPR and AED training, March 1st, 2015 at the Church of Scientology in lower Queen Anne:

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For many years, our Church has been involved with disaster relief efforts in many parts of the world, and we feel that the more people there are in the community that can step in and lend a hand to those in need, the better we will be able to weather what emergencies may come our way. That is why we deliver First Aid, CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training free of charge to our community.
Whether these emergencies arise on a personal, familial or community level, knowing the basics of First Aid can put you in a better position to control the outcome.
We deliver the Medic First Aid training program, which is the same program used by many of the large companies in our area, and is the program King County uses to train its employees in First Aid, CPR and AED use.
Our doors open on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 9am and the class starts at 9:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided for all attendees. The class will end at approximately 3:30-4 pm and certification will be given by the class instructors to those who participated.
Our Church is a certified Medic First Aid Training Center and the certification from this class is valid for 2 years.
The Church of Scientology in Seattle is located at 300 W.Harrison St.  It’s 4 blocks west of Key Arena. For directions and a picture of the building, please follow this link:  Parking is free on Sundays around our building.
Space is limited, so please registed today by contacting Ann Pearce at 206-284-0604.

Two great preparedness opportunities coming this weekend …

WHAT:  Emergency Shake-Up Open House!

Free raffle prizes, lunch, kids activities and MORE!

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 6

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LOC:      North Seattle Boys & Girls Club

              8635 Fremont Ave. North, 98103

WHO:   Greenwood neighbors, businesses, Red Cross, Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs, Seattle Fire Dept, Dept of Neighborhoods and Emergency Management.

WHY:    Greenwood community members are organizing emergency hubs at the Greenwood Senior Center and Salvation Army. Volunteer your skills and learn more about how you can get involved!

HOW:   Contact Joan Caldon, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club,

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