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Advocacy - Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness (Emprep) Lead: Open
Director of Advocacy: Amy Bodie, email@example.com
Interested being the Alcott PTSA Emprep Lead? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Prep is the liaison between the District Emprep group and our school to make sure we are organized, informed and prepared. As the lead you attend monthly meeting with other Emprep chairs from around the district to learn about how to prepare the school (https://www.lwptsa.net/emergency-prep/).
This position works directly with the staff at Alcott to make sure everything is in place and all items and materials are ordered, stocked, current and organized. You will have a budget to provide educational events about emergency preparedness to Alcott families.
For 2022-23 school year, Emprep leads and chairs will be working with the district to make sure that room numbers are posted in school interiors, as well as helping to make black-out window coverings for all classrooms.
In Washington, preparing for an earthquake ensures that you are ready other environmental hazards and emergencies - like snow, pandemic, or power outages. For more information about hazards in our region visit www.kingcounty.gov/hazards
Specific and concise information on preparedness: www.kingcounty.gov/prepare
Making It Through website includes links to PDF checklists for:
- a family emergency plan,
- an emergency supply kit,
- an emergency kit for a pet, and other resources for getting involved in emergency preparedness and staying informed.
At the bottom of the webpage are more helpful links including a vehicle checklist, an important document checklist, and an additional page about preparing for special considerations, such as access and functional needs.
Prepare in a Year Guide: The state emergency management office developed a great resource for gradually building toward preparedness step-by-step over the course of the year. This link: https://mil.wa.gov/personal contains the digital files, including translations to 5 languages.
Two disaster skills training video series were produced by King County Emergency Management and are a nice way to get specific topical info, or to review the basics: Disaster Skills Training, and Disaster Ready Danny