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Frequently Asked Questions


Point Roberts is an unusual community to say the least, and our situation in the event of almost any significant emergency event requires unique approaches to providing the necessary response to get all residents and visitors through it safely. We have compiled this list of common questions to answer the most immediate queries you may have about emergency preparedness and response in Point Roberts. If you do not find the answer you are looking for here please consider searching our forums or posting a request for an answer if you believe your question should be listed here.


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Emergencies
What types of emergencies might we encounter here in Point Roberts, WA and how should we deal with each type?
The parking lot of the firehall / Aydon Medical Center is on high ground and is the current location of the Red Cross Emergency Trailer. Expect to find help here in the event of a major emergency. You can use this link to see a picture of the firehall and obtain directions using Google Maps: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5283919
Dial 911 Always dial 911 first whenever the emergency situation requires immediate fire, medical or police response.
Emergency Preparedness
How do we prepare and protect our homes, businesses, pets and families to be ready for any emergency?
Having an ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to drink at least 2 quarts (a half gallon) of water each day. You will also need water for food preparation and hygiene. Store at least an additional half-gallon per person, per day for this. Store at least a 3-day supply and consider storing a two-week supply of water for each member of your family.
Point Roberts PREP Group
Who is the Point Roberts Preparedness Group and what do they do?
No. PREP has and can help during situations such as heavy snowfalls, unusual high tides or ice/wind storms. PREParing for disasters is important, however, volunteers can also help during the year as situations arise.
Come to our meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at the Point Roberts Community Center to find people of like mind who will welcome your efforts to help. Call 360-945-PREP to find out more or email info@prepgroup.org with your questions. We need telephone, database and event volunteers and would welcome your help.
The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group (PREP) meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Point Roberts Community Center on Gulf Road at 7PM. All interested residents and guests are welcome. Our emergency responders are also welcomed and encouraged to participate. Also known as the Senior's Center and the Library, the Community Center is located at 1487 Gulf Road.
PREP is short for Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation registered in the state of Washington, USA
Questions About This Website
How to use the features of this website and how you can help.
You can sign up and join this website even if you are not a resident of Point Roberts or surrounding areas. You must obtain a user name and provide a valid email address in order to contribute most content and we welcome this. Only comments and web links may be submitted anonymously but they are both moderated for content before being approved to prevent spam and abuse of this site.
This website was developed using Drupal - an open-source content management system. http://Drupal.org The emergency response features were developed using CiviCRM - an open-source Civic Constituency Management System. http://CiviCRM.org


HAM IT UP

Community Info:  Point Roberts needs Ham operators

September Tip: Be a community team player.  Learn--Practice--Learn. Have an exit plan for emergencies.(Fire, Earthquakes, Tsunamis)  EDITH can save your life.  So can a Ham.   Call Jud @ 945-0533 for more information.


VERY IMPORTANT   THE FIRE DEPARTMENT--CERT--PREP  are one team. ---FIRE folks lead.---Our one goal is to save your life.
Any takers??? We need your assistance.  Let's work together to protect our community.   

 

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