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King County Emergency Management is committed to helping residents gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies, prevent injuries, and recover from disasters. We offer free trainings and information sessions for businesses, community groups, schools, and other organizations throughout the county. Topics include:

  • Understanding local hazards and their impacts 
  • Emergency preparations for yourself and loved ones, as well as pets, children, seniors, and special needs populations
  • How to plan for emergencies at home and work 
  • Creating a family emergency communications and safety plan 
  • Items to include in a disaster kit
  • Organizing your neighbors to help each other during a disaster
  • Disaster planning for community-based organizations

To request a presentation for your community group or organization, please contact Lynne.Miller@kingcounty.gov.  
Please note: Not all requests can be fulfilled, but we'll make every attempt to do so.

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Upcoming trainings

Disaster Skills Workshop

King County is prone to many hazards. When there are disasterous impacts, many services we rely on will be overwhelmed. Critical infrastructure, such as transportation, utility, and communication systems may be damaged. So, we all need to be prepared to be self-sufficient for days or weeks at a time. Learning disaster skills is critical to your ability to prepare and respond appropriately. This workshop addresses local hazards, utility control, water storage/purification, emergency sanitation, and creating emergency plans. The following dates are open to the public, free of charge:

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, emergency services will be limited. You may be the first line of support for loved ones and neighbors. Knowing basic safety and first aid is critical to being prepared. This training will address safety essentials, basic first aid techniques, and treatment of potential health issues that may occur during a disaster. Note: This is not a certified first aid or CPR class; therefore, participants will not receive a certificate of completion. The following dates are open to the public, free of charge:

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 course is intended to empower residents to feel like they can support those around them when professional responders are overwhelmed. The following dates are open to the public, free of charge:

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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