Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Spring 2017 Newsletter

Excellent newsletter, encouraging and tangible for us to follow. Listed below are a few selected parts to dive into further and let’s plan to study the whole newsletter again.

Click for: Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Spring 2017 Newsletter

 Seattle’s volunteer HAM radio operators are organized to support communications in the event of disasters or when the city needs assistance in event communications.  His 45 minutes presentation can be seen HERE 

New VIDEO created showing the hubs and importance of being prepared https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTg2plSt1NY&feature=youtu.be=

LINK  to detailed list of activities

Since its first publication in 2015, this newly UPDATED DOCUMENT  summarizes the preparedness efforts of several City departments and offers a comprehensive view of the City’s efforts to-date as it continues to prepare Seattle for a major earthquake.

2017 Strategic Plan Seattle: The City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management creates a STRATEGIC PLAN  each year and then tracks progress to the Plan. 

Specifically for 2016, the Office of Emergency Management has posted its 2016 YEAR-END REPORT  

March 10, 7:00 PM – Earthquake Preparedness Event with Ann Pacey

Earthquake Preparedness Personal & Family
We all witnessed the earthquakes in New Zealand, Haiti and Chile. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake—yet few of us are prepared. We’ll cover developing your family emergency plan, how to conduct a “Home Hazard” Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes.

When disaster strikes, ESS volunteers will be relied upon to assist those who have been impacted. Volunteers are trained to operate reception and group lodging centers during emergencies, which provide food, clothing, lodging, pet services, and other required services. In addition, volunteers can participate in the Volunteer, Pet, Public Education and Exercise planning committees.

Workshop given by  Ann Pacey of Emergency Social Services,(ESS) at Dunbar Community Centre (DCC), March 10 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Click here for Registration or telephone 604.222.6060 ext.1

 

March 20-23, 2016 International Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada

March 20-23, 2016 International Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Conference at The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Provincial Health Services Authority, Disaster Psychosocial Program is presenting their inaugural conference on disaster psychosocial considerations. The conference will provide a forum for presentations and discussion including:

  • Exchanging knowledge of informed psychosocial practise in disaster response and recovery
  • Training and education to experienced psychosocial responders
  • Managing Disaster Psychosocial planning, training, capacity building, response and recovery, evaluation and monitoring
  • Integrating psychosocial support in overall emergency management
  • Maximizing opportunities for partnerships, networking and information sharing with a cross section of agencies; government, non-governmental organizations

Some DEEP volunteers plan to attend the conference.  Please let us know if you plan to participate so we can collaborate.

Programme     More information

Dr. Dan Bilsker on psychological safety in disasters

Considerable progress has been made in enhancing the physical safety of emergency responders, but a new call has emerged to better protect their psychological safety. This reflects an increasing awareness of the relationship between psychological hazards such as critical incidents or bullying, and disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

This talk will address critical questions concerning psychological safety in…cluding:

  • How does psychological safety fit with the traditional occupational health and safety approach?
  • What are practical methods to identify and control psychological hazards?
  • What is being done in Canada to enhance psychological safety in the workplace?

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February 18, 2016, Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society Lectureship Series in Mental Health & Addiction Research presented: Dr. Dan Bilsker critical aspects of psychological safety in disasters

Dr. Dan Bilsker
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

DEEP volunteer Katarina Halm attended Dr. Dan Bilsker’s lecture in Surrey February 18, 2016, and we may invite Dr. Dan Bilsker to  present for DEEP in Dunbar.

Neighbours preparing together!
Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)
Website http://cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca/
Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234
Please share our current invitation JPG  or PDF.
Please visit our timely survey, responses requested by April 1st.

Please Help Distribute our New Invitation ~ Join us Saturday Feb 27th!

Please Help Distribute our New Invitation ~ Join us Saturday Feb 27th!

Please print or ask if you wish to have printed copies for distributing in your blocks: PDF  

1602011 Legal size DEEP FLYER Feb 27, Mar 17, Apr 21, 2016

Please post our new invitation at your school, business, church, or workplace websites and lists: JPG

 

1602011 Legal size DEEP FLYER Feb 27, Mar 17, Apr 21, 2016

 

New Three Hour Planning Scenario Workshop 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Saturday
 February 27, 2016

McLean Hall,
St George’s School
Senior Campus,
4175 West 29 Ave

Join us for another excellent programme!

Dr Carlos Ventura  & Ann Pacey present:

  • New Exercises in preparing for and responding to earthquakes.
  • Updates on the Earthquake Early Warning System.

Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca

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3rd Thursdays
Community Meetings

7-8 PM
Dunbar Community Centre (DCC)
4747 Dunbar St

March 17, 2016
Do you Feel Prepared?

Multiple Perspectives on Disaster Preparedness
Carly Belzberg 


April 21, 2016
Safety & Fire Prevention
Michelle Petrusevich
Fortis BC

Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
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Additional Programmes TBA
visit our survey to indicate your priorities!
Responses to survey due April 1, 2016
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2CNBY5

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DEEP Organizing Committee Meetings

* We are an all volunteer group and welcome new energy.

Please consider joining us!

4:30 – 6:00 PM Mon Mar 14, Mon Apr 11, Mon May 9, Mon June 13, 2016

Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
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These events are FREE! Donations to DEEP welcome.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
or Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234

Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)
Visit our website http://cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca/
Please share our current JPG  or  PDF  invitation!

Neighbours preparing together!

 

SATURDAY
 FEBRUARY 27, 2016 Three Hour Planning Scenario Workshop

Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)
Events, Workshops, Organizing Committee Meetings

(invitation posted Feb 4, 2016)

These events are FREE! Donations to DEEP welcome.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
or Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234

Three Hour Planning Scenario Workshop

McLean Hall, St George’s School Senior Campus, 4175 West 29 Ave
9 AM – Noon SATURDAY
 FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Dr Carlos Ventura
 & Ann Pacey:
 Present
New Exercises for preparing and responding to earthquakes. Updates on the Earthquake Early Warning System.
Register


3rd Thursdays 
Community Meetings

7-8 PM Dunbar Community Centre (DCC) 4747 Dunbar Street
* March 17, 2016 
Programme TBA .. visit our survey to indicate your priorities!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2CNBY5
* April 21, 2016
Michelle Petrusevich, Fortes BC
 Safety & Fire Prevention
Register

DEEP Organizing Committee Meetings

* We are an all volunteer group and welcome new energy.
Please consider joining us!
4:30 PM at Dunbar Community Centre (DCC) 4747 Dunbar Street
Tues Feb 9, Mon Mar 14, Mon Apr 11, Mon May 9, Mon June 13, 2016
Register

Neighbours preparing together! 

We warmly welcome you to be with us.
http://cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234

BC Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Council Training: Psychological First Aid (PFA) – possible workshop in Dunbar as part of Salmonberry Days

The training opportunity on Psychological First Aid (PFA) being offered in Emergency Operations Centre in North Vancouver is now filled and we may be able to coordinate a workshop in Dunbar as part of Salmonberry Days May 26, 2016.

Notes from the BC Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Council:

Psychological First Aid (PFA) involves humane, supportive and practical help to people impacted by serious crisis events and disasters. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.

Learn NEW PFA strategies designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) such as…

 Practical care and support

 Assessing needs and concerns;

 Helping people to address basic needs

 Listening to people

 Comforting

 Helping people connect to information, services and social supports;

 Protecting people from further harm

Who should attend?

ESS, Red Cross, Salvation Army, School Counselors, Mental Health, First Nations, DPS Volunteers, Emergency Managers, Municipal EOC staff, Search & Rescue, Support Agencies, Victim Services, Faith Based Organizations, Municipal front counter staff, and bylaw officers.

Facilitator: Carolyn Sinclair, Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Volunteer, Alternate Provincial DPS Lead, and Executive Director, Police Victim Services of BC .

Co-sponsored by the DPS Program* and TBA
*Part of the PHSA Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) Program which provides psychological and social support during disaster response and recovery, for both responders and impacted people alike.

Flyer for the North Shore Workshop February 2016: https://crm.ccpa-accp.ca/cmfiles/ccpa/fileManager/private/files/89274/PFA_Flyer_North_Shore_2016.pdf

For more information or to indicate your interest in a Dunbar workshop in May, email or telephone: Katarina 604 263 9123 or  Jael 778.859 1234

DEEP Vision Statement ~ The Purpose of Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (DEEP) ~ 登巴社区地震及紧急事件的预防准备(以下简称 DEEP)

DEEP Vision Statement
The Purpose of Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (DEEP) 

The DEEP program is a citizen’s grass roots effort to ensure our community is able to take care of ourselves after a disaster. DEEP envisions organizing and planning block-by-block, bringing neighbours together to build mutual trust and awareness of each other’s skills and special needs.

Some of the actions envisioned include building on Block Watch activities like block parties, adding in skill development, training and mutual support for undertaking basic preparation.

We’ll be using the “Map your Neighbourhood” MYN program as an initial step in organizing individual blocks.

DEEP will also attend to community wide issues and resources including working with the City services and local schools and churches to identify places of refuge, provide communication links, emergency medical support, food and security until city and provincial services can be restored.

       – Ann Pacey, February 2013

登巴社区地震及紧急事件的预防准备(以下简称 DEEP)

  DEEP项目是关于市民在灾难之后如何确保在社区范围内更好地保护自己。DEEP的构想是在街区间组织邻里建立起相互信任和对彼此一些特殊技能和需求的了解。

    其中一部分的设想是包括建立邻里观察活动,例如邻里聚会,可以增进技能提升,训练相互支持,做好最基本准备。

     我们还将MYN项目作为组织独立街区的第一步。

    DEEP广泛参与到社区各个组织,例如与市政机构,学校和教堂合作,标示出避难场所,提供联系方式,紧急医疗援助以及食品和安全保卫,直到省市政府恢复正常秩序。

             –安.佩西   2013年2月

With appreciation to Ann Pacey
for creating this DEEP Vision Statement

and to Hailey Yang发自我的 for the translation!

The Purpose of Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (DEEP) ~ 登巴社区地震及紧急事件的预防准备(以下简称 DEEP)

The Purpose of Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)

 

The Purpose of Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)

The DEEP program is a citizen’s grass roots effort to ensure our community is able to take care of ourselves after a disaster. DEEP envisions organizing and planning block-by-block, bringing neighbours together to build mutual trust and awareness of each other’s skills and special needs. 

 

Some of the actions envisioned include building on Block Watch activities like block parties, adding in skill development, training and mutual support for undertaking basic preparation.

We’ll be using the “Map your Neighbourhood” program as an initial step in organizing individual blocks.

DEEP will also attend to community wide issues and resources including working with the City services and local schools and churches to identify places of refuge, provide communication links, emergency medical support, food and security until city and provincial services can be restored.
– Ann Pacey, February 2012

登巴社区地震及紧急事件的预防准备(以下简称 DEEP)

  DEEP项目是关于市民在灾难之后如何确保在社区范围内更好地保护自己。DEEP的构想是在街区间组织邻里建立起相互信任和对彼此一些特殊技能和需求的了解。

    其中一部分的设想是包括建立邻里观察活动,例如邻里聚会,可以增进技能提升,训练相互支持,做好最基本准备。

     我们还将MYN项目作为组织独立街区的第一步。

    DEEP广泛参与到社区各个组织,例如与市政机构,学校和教堂合作,标示出避难场所,提供联系方式,紧急医疗援助以及食品和安全保卫,直到省市政府恢复正常秩序。

 –安.佩西   2013年2月

With appreciation to Hailey Yang发自我的 for translation of this DEEP Vision Statement