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5 yr old Washington boy saves his friend from a rockslide

Monday, January 19, 2009 - PACIFIC BEACH, Wash. – A five-year-old boy became trapped under a couch-sized boulder after pushing a friend out of the way on the Washington coast. Read More and View the Video

April is Disaster Preparedness Month – are you prepared?

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:


As Nation Marks 9/11 Anniversary, 20 Ideas To Improve Citizen Preparedness & Engagement

 September 10th, 2010-(In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog).

As the U.S. marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to post some ideas that I think would help raise citizen preparedness and engagement. The recommendations come from discussions that I have had with people involved in all aspects of the issue, my own experiences as a parent and CERT member in New York City, as well as from the input I have received from blog readers over the past couple of years.
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Bellingham Herald Slideshow Dramatizes Whatcom State of Emergency

Continued flooding in Whatcom County resulted in a state of emergency being declared. The Bellingham Herald has a daily slideshow that provides a dramatic review of the devastation of the 15 inches of rain that have fallen here in the last few days.

Disaster response body inadequate: Auditor General

National Post - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
She noted, however, that the department has spent only one-third of its annual $58.5-million budget for emergency preparedness in the last two years. ...

Earthquake fault connects North Bend to Whidbey Island

Geologists are hoping a newly discovered fault line between North Bend and Whidbey Island doesn’t shake things up any time soon. Read the complete story at:


How Ontario screwed up swine flu preparedness

NOW Toronto - ‎42 minutes ago‎
How easy would it be for a worker at one of the city's shelters, or a firefighter or emergency services worker to come in contact with a carrier. ...


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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