*Register Now* with the King County Emergency Planning Institute.
This training will be held on April 30, 2015 at the North Bellevue Community Center. This all day workshop offers an overview of how community and faith based organizations can prepare for an emergency. The American Red Cross will be handing out a free emergency kit to the first 15 registrants!
Attendees will be able to bring back to their organizations valuable resources, information, and practical next steps. Highlights include:
- Understand where your organization fits into the governmental framework of disaster response
- Hear best practices related to implementing the Standards for agency emergency planning
- Develop practical next steps for improving your agency emergency plan
- Network and build partnerships with other agencies
- Meet local Emergency Managers
- Participate in a table-top exercise
Space is limited. Register Today! kcepiapril2015.eventbrite.com
*Save the Date* King County Emergency Planning Institute: 2015 Training Schedule.
The Vulnerable Populations Operations Workgroup (VPOW) has developed a training schedule for 2015 that consists of numerous opportunities to support your agency's emergency planning. Two-hour workshops, half-day exercises/scenario-based discussions, and full-day trainings will be offered. Faith-based organizations are also encouraged to participate.
The following are future trainings offered as part of VPOW’s 2015 Training Schedule:
June 25 morning (TBD) Exercise/Workshop: Incident Command System
July 23 9:00 – 11:00 am Workshop: Staff and Client Personal Preparedness
October 29 8:00 am – 4:00 pm King County Emergency Planning Institute
December 2 9:00 – 11:00 am Workshop: Recovery – Finance and Data
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Registration for the 2015 Mass Care Regional Forum is now open. Save the date and fill out this survey (2015 Mass Care Regional Forum Survey) to register for the free King County Mass Care Regional Forum on Thursday, May 14, from 9 am to 12 pm, with an optional Mass Care 101 session at 8 am.
Last year you told us you wanted more operational information and we listened! This year’s event focuses on the practical aspects of sheltering pets and working with vulnerable populations and includes panel discussions with a veterinarian, pet shelter experts the Disability Advisory Group and others as well as a session on operating a pet shelter.
This event is for organizations involved in Mass Care (shelter, feeding, distribution of emergency supplies, etc.) for disasters in King County. It is designed to bring together government, non-profit, faith, and other partners who work together to help people in disasters. This is a time to network, learn of planning efforts, emerging issues, resources, and channels for receiving and offering assistance during a disaster.
The forum will be held at the Seattle Chapter of the American Red Cross located at 1900 25th Ave S. Seattle. It is being hosted by the King County Mass Care Workgroup, a sub-committee of the King County Emergency Management Advisory Committee. A full agenda will be sent out prior to the event.
Please note that we will be offering a Mass Care 101 session from 8:00 am to 8:50 am, prior to the forum. This session is designed for those who are new to the Mass Care arena and need a basic overview of who is responsible for which activities.
Robin Pfohman | VPAT Program Manager
Public Health – Seattle & King County
401 5th Ave|13th Floor
Seattle, WA 98014
Candace Jackson | VPAT Program Staff
Public Health-Seattle & King County
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300 :: Seattle, WA 98104-2333