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Mar 09 2020

Shilshole Prepares Meeting

The Shilshole Marina Networked Emergency Hub participates in scheduled training and drills with other Hubs and their community members. Hub Captains meet monthly to organize and prepare their volunteers and community participants for emergency preparedness.


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Oct 14 2019

Great Washington ShakeOut

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October 17 @ 10:17 am – 10:30 am

Most of Washington is prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation.

What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly?

The Great Washington ShakeOut is a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

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Feb 12 2018

Citywide Emergency Preparedness Drill 4-28-2018

Coming soon to our city is a drill that will allow us to practice our preparedness skills.  ‘Shilshole Prepares’ hub has been asked by the Kirke Park Hub to drill together at Kirke Park on April 28th.  We have accepted the invitation.  The theme of this drill is ‘Power Outage City Wide’.

The object of this exercise is to practice setting up our communication center: sending and receiving messages/information to the EOC (Emergency Operation Center) downtown in Seattle, organizing our hub to assist our neighbors in a time of a city wide power outage.  There will a number of exercises that you, your family and friends can participate in.

As we get closer to the drill date I will provide additional information.

Shilshole Prepares is the Shilshole Bay Marina/Shilshole Liveaboards Associations Hub for preparedness in case of a natural or other disaster.  Our mission is to provide communications and assistance in a time of crisis.  To this end we have a radio Net called the V-Man (Vessel Mutual Assistance Marine VHF Net) which meets on VHF channel 71 Monday nights at 8 pm.   This Net is designed for vessel to vessel communications.  It allow us an opportunity to practice our radio skills and to make sure our VHF radios are operational.

Being prepared for an emergency is part of good seamanship. Knowing our neighbors and working together in a time of crisis will insure the best possible outcome.

If you are interested in ‘Shilshole Prepares’ activities and programs a good place to start is the V-MAN net on Monday night.  You are always welcome  to give me a call/email.

Kristen Sierra

Shilshole Prepares, Hub Captain

206-890-5756 or

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Jun 07 2017

Seattle Emergency Center Tour

“Shilshole Prepares” and the Neighborhood Emergency Communications Network Hubs invite you to attend a field trip to the EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

This event will be particularly of interest to HAM radio operators.  Radio hands-on for Hub Hams with the ACS team will include:

Net Protocols
Messaging best practices
Inter Hub vs. Hub to ACS communications (internal vs. sector)
Some hands on messaging practice directed by Carl Leon

Parking is tight in the area. Carpooling is recommended.

location for OEM:
105 5th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Kristen Sierra, SLA Communications Chair with your questions 206-890-5756

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Feb 24 2017

Shilshole Prepares: Schedule of HubCaps Meetings for 2017

Shilshole Prepares (the marina emergency preparedness branch of our Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc) participates in the City of Seattle HubCaps Network of Emergency Prep centers. Everyone is invited to participate so please contact Kristen at the Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc to get involved!

Most meetings are held at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center (pls confirm before each meeting).   Meeting dates in 2017 will be on the 4th Thursday of each month.  All meetings will have doors open at 6:30 for visiting and light snacks, meeting will start at 7:00.

Jan 26                          May 25                     Sept 28

Feb 23                         June 22                     Oct 26

Mar 23                         July 27                      Nov 16

April 27                        Aug 24                      Dec 28

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