On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, we hosted a disaster preparedness event at the Sea View Theatre in Eastsound, WA.
Our local experts included:
Brendan Cowan: SJC Dept of Emergency Management
Fire Chief, Scott Williams: Orcas Fire & Rescue
Jason Hensel: SJC Building Department
Russell Guerry & Jay Kimball: OPALCO
Nathan Donnelly: Reverence Permaculture & Preparedness
Michael Riordan, Michael Hurwicz, Barry Neville, & Eric Morris: Odd Fellows
Natalie Menacho & Learner Limbach: Orcas Food Co-op
The event was sponsored by the SJCDEM & Sea View Theatre, and organized by Natalie Menacho.
Our islands have such an incredible wealth of skill and knowledge! Let's tap into this abundance of wisdom and continue sharing our techniques and know-how for disaster preparedness!
Additional trainings are in the works!
Stock up on your emergency food! It is recommended to have at least an extra two weeks worth of food on hand. When shopping, buy 2 or 3 more of non-perishable items you enjoy eating. Or, stock up by buying in bulk. Orcas Food Co-op offers awesome deals on case prices and bulk items. Click here for more info on special ordering.
UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Check out Orcas Fire & Rescue to sign up for upcoming preparedness classes. CPR & First Aid are a must!
These classes will empower ones confidence and skill set.
www.sanjuandem.net/quakes : Links and FAQs about quakes and tsunamis in the islands.
www.sanjuandem.net/prepare : Links to four simple flyers that summarize the basics of island preparedness.
https://www.sanjuanislandscd.org/fire-wise/ : Info & videos for wildfire prevention in San Juan County.
HANDOUTS & PRINTABLES