Vashon EOC

This is a private intranet site for all the dozen or so Vashon disaster preparedness groups, as organized by VashonBePrepared, the island's Citizen Corps Council. The Vashon Emergency Operations Center (EOC) serves as the coordinating hub, run by Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) during a significant incident. 

Vashon disaster preparedness volunteers, VIFR and King County personnel must register & sign in to access other site features!

For current incident information, see the Disaster Resource links to the right. (Click headings to expand the sections.) Scroll down for a compilation of RSS feeds.

For Disaster Preparedness information see VashonBePrepared's or King County's site.

To volunteer, please send an email to:   volunter - at - VashonBePrepared.org describing your interests, skills and contact information.

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Inslee plans to head to snowy New Hampshire to test possible presidential run

Inslee plans to head to snowy New Hampshire to test possible presidential run

1/18/2019 6:31:17 PM

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will take his most visible step yet towards a possible bid for president when he visits New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state, on Monday and Tuesday. more →
Explainer: Feds Want To Reclassify Hanford Waste. What Does That Mean, And What’s At Stake?

Explainer: Feds Want To Reclassify Hanford Waste. What Does That Mean, And What’s At Stake?

1/18/2019 4:50:25 PM

A new proposal from the Trump administration could dramatically change the way the government cleans up radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington. In fall 2018, the Department of Energy released a proposal to downgrade the rating of some of the country’s high-level radioactive waste, to a lower status. But critics say it could be bad news for places like Hanford. And the Hanford site in Washington is already “one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in North America .” Cleaning up the radioactive waste stored there is an ongoing process, and a federal report due out later this month estimates it will cost more than $240 billion to clean up the site. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden , as well as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell have all expressed major concerns with the federal plan. Correspondent Anna King covers Hanford and gives these highlights on what’s at stake for waste reclassification: How much of the nuclear more →
Restricted - SW 108th Street at 8th Avenue SW

Restricted - SW 108th Street at 8th Avenue SW

1/18/2019 11:21:46 AM

Restricted - Striping and crosswalk installation work requiring lane restrictions. The roundabout installation began Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 and is expected to complete on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 (extended from Jan. 18th). Work hours are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curb installation and paving work has been completed. Striping work will follow during the last two weeks of January. This work is weather dependent and requires dry pavement. Motorists should expect delays. more →
State Sen. Joe Nguyen joins an increasingly diverse group of lawmakers in Olympia

State Sen. Joe Nguyen joins an increasingly diverse group of lawmakers in Olympia

1/18/2019 11:17:50 AM

OLYMPIA — Joe Nguyen doesn’t look like your typical lawmaker. He’s the first Vietnamese member in the state Senate. And at 35, he’s one of the youngest. “People are realizing that I’m a senator and not a staffer,” Nguyen said. But, he added, people do sometimes ask "who do you work for?" more →
Washington may rope in ranchers to fight rural wildfires — as Oregon and Idaho already do

Washington may rope in ranchers to fight rural wildfires — as Oregon and Idaho already do

1/17/2019 7:49:02 PM

Washington state may soon copy a rural wildfire fighting strategy that Oregon, Idaho and Nevada already employ: letting private ranchers attack range fires before the blazes get big. more →
Open - S 277th Street Bridge #3126 from 55th Avenue S to West Valley Highway N

Open - S 277th Street Bridge #3126 from 55th Avenue S to West Valley Highway N

1/17/2019 12:37:02 PM

Open - Lane restriction required while drilling operations take place January 15-17, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. Expect delays. more →

VashonBePrepared + VIFR + King County = Vashon EOC

VashonBePrepared


VashonBePrepared
VashonBePrepared
VashonBePrepared is a federally recognized, educational 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of disaster preparedness organizations on Vashon -Maury Islands in Washington's Puget Sound region.

As the FEMA designated Citizen Corps Council, VashonBePrepared has a near virtual presence and mainly serves to coordinate our very active partner groups which harness the impressive volunteer energy around this issue.

VashonBePrepared has a real presence in many people’s lives - and potentially even more in the future.
VIFR  +  King County OEM


VIFR + King County OEM
VIFR + King County OEM
VashonBePrepared has no operational role during disasters.

Instead the Vashon EOC Team reports to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue which in turn works with King County's Office of Emergency Management.

King County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works with Washington State's Emergency Management Division (EMD) and they with FEMA.
Vashon Emergency Operations Center


Vashon Emergency Operations Center
Vashon Emergency Operations Center
The Vashon Emergency Operations Center serves island residents before and during critical events as desired by Vashon Fire in collaboration with King County's Office of Emergency Management

With many years of training and activations, we serve as a model organization addressing Vashon's unique geographical and logistical situation.

The Vashon EOC Team is a proud partner of VashonBePrepared - Vashon's innovative disaster preparedness coalition, the island Citizen Corps Council.