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Emergency Preparedness

In Western Washington we get our fair share of emergencies and disasters. Winter storms with snow and ice, high wind events, flooding and earthquakes.
A recent survey shows that only 45% of households in King County have an emergency plan.


The fire department encourages you to take action and prepare before a disaster occurs. Simple actions at home and in your neighborhood can make a big difference.


The message is simple, be ready to survive on your own for a minimum of 
3 days following a disaster. 

Any steps you take today will help you and your family be prepared, whether from
a major earthquake, flooding, winter and ice storms, or a terrorist act.

1)  Make a Plan:  Your plan should have three important things: A meeting place, an out-of-area contact, and an emergency supply kit.

2)  Build a Disaster Kit:  A 3-day Emergency Supply Kit is a basic tool for providing peace of mind, comfort, and survival needs in the face of disaster. As seen with the impacts of past winter storms, earthquakes, and flooding King County Fire District 27 recommends being prepared for 7 days or more.

3)  Get Involved:  Learn CPR and First Aid training to be more prepared to help yourself, your family and your neighbors. Join a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Talk about Emergency Preparedness and Disaster planning with your family, neighbors, and co-workers.

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