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King County Emergency Management aims to train residents on the skills they need to know to thrive and recover from a disaster. We aim to train people how to prepare for emergencies, prevent injuries, and respond effectively when a disaster strikes. We offer free training and information session to individuals, businesses, community groups, schools, and other organizations throughout King County. Topics include:

  • Emergency planning for yourself and loved ones
  • Planning with pets, children, seniors, and special needs populations
  • What to put in a disaster kit
  • Local hazards and their impacts
  • How to prepare for emergencies at home and work
  • Organizing for a disaster with your neighbors
  • Creating a communications plan
  • Disaster planning for organizations

To request an emergency preparedness presentation for your community group or organization, please contact Michelle.Chatterton@kingcounty.gov

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Upcoming trainings

Disaster Skills Workshop

King County is prone to many hazards, and when one happens many services we rely on will be overwhelmed. It may be difficult for residents to travel or communicate. Residents need to be prepared to be self-sufficient during these times. Understanding of disaster skills is critical to being prepared. This workshop will cover topics related to: local hazards, utility control, water storage/purification, emergency sanitation, and creating emergency plans. The following dates are available for any member of the public to attend. All courses are free.

April 30, 2018

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Burien Library, Multipurpose room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 
  • Register here

May 14, 2018

  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA 98050
  • Register here!

September 18, 2018

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Burien Library, Multipurpose room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 
  • Register here!

Basic Disaster First Aid

During an emergency, everyday residents will be the first line of support to their loved ones and neighbors. Understanding basic safety and first aid is critical to being prepared. This training will help residents understand first aid essentials, basic first aid skills, and treatment of potential issues that may occur during an emergency. This is not a certified first aid or CPR class. Attendees will better understand these basics in context of a disaster, but they will not receive a certificate of completion. 

May 16, 2018

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Burien Library, Multipurpose room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 
  • Register here!

June 2, 2018

  • Time: 10:30am- 12:00pm
  • Location: Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl., Fall City, WA
  • Register here!

October 3, 2018

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Burien Library, Multipurpose room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 
  • Register here!

Light Search and Rescue

This training will provide an overview of light search and rescue skills and basic rescuer safety. This training is intended to empower residents to feel like they can support those around them when professional responders are overwhelmed. Rescuer safety, basic search techniques, and basic rescue techniques will be covered. 

May 30, 2018

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Burien Library, Multipurpose room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 
  • Register here!

June 2, 2018

  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl., Fall City, WA
  • Register here!

October 17, 2018

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Burien Library, Multipurpose room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 
  • Register here!

 

 

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