Category Archives: Preparedness Exercise

County, State Agencies Prepare for Mount Baker Eruption

How do you respond to a volcanic mudflow tens of miles long aimed right at thousands of homes in Whatcom County? That is the question local emergency responders are working to solve as they prepare for a large scale exercise … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – A Compendium of Earthquake Preparedness Resources

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It has now been 317 years + 1 day since the last Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. We live in earthquake country – this January we had earthquakes in Sudden Valley, Birch Bay, and Ferndale.Those have been too small to feel, … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The Workplace

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The Northern California Loma Prieta earthquake happened at the end of the workday, but what if it had occurred right in the middle your 10:00 meeting in the conference room? Being prepared in the workplace is one of the three … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The School

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Is today the day an earthquake will occur while you or your kids are at school? All of us need to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The Home

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Earthquakes can strike at any time. All of us need to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a walk in the park. Being prepared at home is the … Continue reading

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Whatcom Unified Participates in Oil Spill Exercise

Last week, several members of the Whatcom Unified Emergency Management group participated in a multi-day exercise sponsored by the BP Cherry Point refinery. As most Whatcom County residents are aware, we are home to two petroleum refineries, which receive oil … Continue reading

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Regional Health Care Coalition Conducts Exercise In Bellingham

Last week on Friday, June 22, the St. Luke’s Health Education Center in Bellingham was host to the Region 1 Health Care Coalition “tabletop” exercise, which involved over 150 participants representing several dozen organizations within the 5-county region (Whatcom, Skagit, … Continue reading

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