Preparedness Tips

Fall 2019  

Staff at Safety Fair at Key Center
Table with PC Emergency Management logo on table cloth, materials for give away.
PCEM staff at Emergency Management Fair booth with young boy

Join us at the following Community Fairs October 5th:

Anderson Island Preparedness 
Key Peninsula Farm Tour/Fire Safety Fair
Fife Harvest Fest 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lacamus Community Fair 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Orting Safety Fair and Red Hat Days 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

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Fire Prevention Week October 6 - 12

Home escape planning & practice will help you be prepared in a real fire. Make a plan and test it twice a year. #FirePreventionWeek
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

You Tube video about fire safety planning for your home

CPR Sunday poster; Satuarday October 12 and Sunday Oct 13. Select image for website link

Preparedness Academy - 2019 

Follow above link to register for courses.

Disaster First Aid - Registration required
If your neighborhood team wants to host a Disaster First Aid class please contact our office.  

October 19, Saturday -   Chapel Hill Presbyterian, Gig Harbor

We Live in Earthquake Country - Please register

Brian Terbush, Earthquake Coordinator with Washington State Emergency Management will speak about ShakeALERT Earthquake Early Warning and the earthquake risks in Pierce County. Fircrest Police Department is hosting this presentation.
November 14, Thursday 6:30 - 8 p.m.
555 Contra Cossta Ave. Fircrest

Preparedness Talk

Have a group, club, PTA, team, that could use a reminder about what they can do to care for their loved ones in the event of a disaster.  Schedule a one hour talk through Pierce County Emergency Management. Contact Us

Self Study Courses from FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) offers on-line courses through their Emergency Management Institute. The courses are self-paced and designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Here is a list of courses that may be of interest:
IS-10.A:   Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

IS 230 d  Fundamentals of Emergency Management 

IS-325     Earthquake Basics and Mitigation

IS-366.a  Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

IS-394.a  Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster

Brian Terbush, Earthquake Coordinator for WA EMergency Management, will updae us all with the latest in earthquake hazards and the Shake Alert Earthquake Early Warning system development

Fall Rains and Side Street Flooding

This time of year, storm drains can easily become overwhelmed with leaves and the summer’s accumulated street debris, resulting in backed up gutters and drains, and localized flooding. Community members can solve some urban flooding by keeping the storm drains in their neighborhoods clear of debris. If they feel safe, a property owner can clear the leaves and debris around their storm drains and be a hero to their neighbors.
More flooding information at

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Professional responders will not be available to assist your neighborhood after a major disaster—you become the first responder. If individuals and their neighbors are prepared to mutually assist one another, lives can be saved and property can be spared.

A preparedness presentation can be provided to your neighborhood with an explanation of Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams (PC NET) and Map Your Neighborhood Your neighborhood determines what program to use, materials to start either program are provided.

Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams is a facilitated process that takes place over a year and provides neighbors with information and tools necessary to work together for an effective response as a team, following emergencies and disasters.

Pierce County Emergency Team logo  Houses, trees, community stores

Map Your Neighborhood is an abbreviated version of the Neighborhood Emergency Teams, with a focus on mapping the neighborhood and identifying what  neighbors are willing to do in an event of an emergency. Less time is required for this program

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