"Efforts of the committee are showing considerable results. Whatcom County Mt. Baker branch of the American Red Cross has sited a trailer stocked with emergency supplies. PREP committee members joined Red Cross volunteers from around Whatcom County to assist in outfitting our trailer and trailers for other communities.
April is Disaster Preparedness Month in Washington state and there’s no better time for families and households get involved and be prepared. Here are some opportunities to get involved:
There will be a Technician’s License class at the American Museum of Radio and Electricity on consecutive Saturdays, April 3 and April 10, 2010 from 10 am to 3 pm. There will NOT be a VE exam on the 10th, but the regularly scheduled Ferndale exams will be the following Saturday (April 17th). This will probably be the last Tech class in the area before the new question pool is implemented on July 1 so if you have been putting it off, get registered!
Oct 30,2008. Our daughter Emma's fourth-grade class has been discussing emergency preparedness lately, and Emma reminded me this week that our family needs to make sure we're ready to ride out a winter storm (or other disaster). She suggested that gathering a home emergency kit should be the focus of this week's activity. Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/entertainmentnews/story/637574.html
A handful of property owners on private roads will be getting notification from the fire department that in the case of an emergency, fire and rescue vehicles may not be able to get to them. More: http://www.allpointbulletin.com/archives/2007/apb_june07/front_page5.html