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Seattle Emergency Preparedness Friends and Partners – great opportunities for disaster skills classes


Seattle Office of Emergency Management – Free Emergency Preparedness Mini-Workshops Schedule (pdf)


May Mini Workshop: Controlling Household Utilities
– last two sessions of the monthIn just 30 minutes, find out how to safely power down your household electric panel and how and when to turn off your natural gas at the meter. Join us for hands-on practice using real equipment and pick up other tips on how to secure your household water supply. Class is free, no RSVP. Come one and all.


Sunday, May 18, 1:30-2 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library
9010 SW 35th Ave SW, 98126


Tuesday, May 20, 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Central Library
1000 4th Ave, 98104


May Skills Training: Light Search & Rescue – sign up for the morning or afternoon session
Registration continues for the May 31 Light Search and Rescue class. See description and details below:


Light Search & Rescue
DATE: Saturday, May 31, 2014
TIME: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., or 12:30-3:30 p.m.
LOC: Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Student Event Center, Rm BE 1110/1111
DESCRIPTION: Hands-on class provides instruction on how to safely conduct a search and rescue operation after a disaster. Participants will practice safe lifting techniques, how to leverage heavy objects, and how to search a room. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. If possible, bring work gloves and a flashlight.
COST: Class is free. Registration is required. Email:, include your name, email, phone, preferred class time.


Coming on June 1:
Learn tips and techniques on how to seismically secure your home to its foundation (especially if built before 1980.) Introductory class is geared for those who want to do the job themselves, as well as how to become an educated consumer when hiring someone to do the work. Experienced home retrofit instructors share their insight on tools needed, building techniques, the City’s plan set and permit process.


Seismic Home Retrofit Class
Sunday, June 1, 2-4 p.m.
Rainier Beach Branch Library
9125 Rainier Ave S, 98118
Please register at:


June Mini Workshop: Fire Extinguisher 101 – Learn the PASS-word and stay safe putting out small fires
In just 30 minutes, learn the anatomy of a fire extinguisher, how to choose the right one for your household, review the do’s and don’ts of fire safety, and gain hands-on practice with a demo extinguisher. Four sessions, all free, no RSVP required.


Saturday, June 21, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Northgate Branch Library
10548 5th Ave NE, 98125


Tuesday, June 24, 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Central Library
1000 4th Ave, 98104


Wednesday, June 25, 6:30-7 p.m.
Columbia Branch Library
4721 Rainier Ave S, 98118


Thursday, June 26, 6:30-7 p.m.
Ballard Branch Library
5614 22nd Ave NW, 98107


For a full list of Training and Events, go to: