June 28, 2017
In The News...
A team of North Olympic Peninsula pilots plan to take to the skies when a catastrophic 9.0 earthquake rocks Western Washington.
Researchers have said it’s not a question of if but when a quake of at least 9.0 magnitude will strike in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that stretches from... Read full article at the Peninsula Daily News
June 8, 2017
Planning for the Special Needs of Vulnerable Populations During Disasters
August 14, 2017 – 8:30 am-12:30 pm – Fort Worden Commons
The Jefferson County Dept. of Emergency Management is presenting a panel of experts to help organizations who serve vulnerable populations understand the challenges, state laws, and lessons learned from those who have lived through catastrophic events.
Who should attend:
Long-term care facilities, group homes, visiting nurses associations, community health centers, nonprofits, social service agencies, emergency management, first responders, public safety, public health, health-care communities and anyone else with an interest in learning more about this issue.
Registration is required
Register by email with Deb Reithmer email@example.com or call (360) 344-9728. She will need your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address.
June 7, 2017
FEMA reports Lessons Learned From Cascadia Rising
A press release from FEMA recognizes the valuable lessons learned from the 2016 excercise that we participated in. Read more at the FEMA website
June 6, 2017
Latest Fire and Heat Season Weather Outlook
A 14-min briefing on the latest fire and heat season outlook for the area from Ted Buehner, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service - Seattle/Tacoma. Watch it here.
May 23, 2017
Jefferson County HAM Radio Technician Class Scheduled
Ever wanted to be a HAM radio operator? Have you held back because you thought it was an expensive, involved process and didn't know where to begin?
Classes will be held at the Clallam County Sheriff’s Detachment ("Beaver Sheriff Station" at 196281 US101 about 5 miles north of Forks) the weekend of July 15 & 16 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
HAM Technician books, typically $25 each, will be free of charge to pre-registered students, compliments of the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management.
Instructors will stay after class to answer questions or even demonstrate amateur radio to anyone interested. NOTE: This class is a Technician license course, which will get you on the air in your local community, and possibly in your local region. Attend a future General class license course, if you choose, to enable you to communicate with people around the world. Those who already have their Technician License and want to take the General License exam can test on Sunday afternoon as well. Testing will begin 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Register by email with Lynn Sterbenz firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 344-9729. She will need your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. Pay the testing fee at the time of the exam.