An Emergency Hub is a pre-determined location where neighbors and community members can gather to exchange information and resources in the event of a major disaster. It is an essential part of our response to any disaster and will help us communicate with one another and citywide emergency response teams. In a disaster City emergency services and all departments will be following their disaster plans and will not be able to provide emergency services. We have to be prepared to take care of ourselves, our families, and our neighbors for an unknown length of time. Many of your neighbors have gotten special training and licensure to operate ham and other amateur radio communication devices. At each Neighborhood Hub there will be volunteers to ensure that some limited access to information is maintained.
Calvary Christian Assembly parking lot, 6801 Roosevelt Avenue NE.
More than just a place to gather after a disaster, the Roosevelt Community Emergency HUB is powered by committed volunteers providing:
- Coordination of community needs and resource sharing.
- Emergency preparedness information, training, and tips.
- Encouragement for neighbors to be individually and collectively prepared for a disaster.
- Trained volunteers who collect and relay information on local situations, needs, and resources between Hubs, the Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), and other locations in need.
- Communication with City of Seattle Emergency Operation Center (EOC) officials.
- Opportunities to build a more resilient community by working together with neighbors
- Hubs do NOT provide food, water, first aid, or other essential services. The Hub can help coordinate the sharing of these resources but is not able to provide them.
Here are steps you can take today:
- Sign up for Alert Seattle, Seattle’s official alert system.
- Sign up for Alert King County
- Sign up for Smart911
- Enter information about members of your household or your address (for instance, a hard-to-find driveway). Medical information is very useful. You can also alert them to the presence of pets.
- When you call 911, the operator will see that information and pass it on to the responders.
- At a time when you may be panicked, or unable to communicate, Smart911 provides useful information to the operator even if you cannot.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
For more information or to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org