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.

Disaster Resources

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M4.5 Quakes in Past Week

 

Open - Tolt Hill Bridge 1834A

Open - Tolt Hill Bridge 1834A

11/16/2018 6:11:18 PM

Open - Find the latest info at http://www.kingcounty.gov/toltbridge more →
Restricted - SW 108th Street at 8th Avenue SW

Restricted - SW 108th Street at 8th Avenue SW

11/16/2018 9:22:01 AM

Restricted - Roundabout installation work requiring lane restrictions. Work begins weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 a.m. through Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. (extended from Nov. 16). Expect delays. more →
Oregon officials worry 'world's smallest harbor' could shrivel unless dredged

Oregon officials worry 'world's smallest harbor' could shrivel unless dredged

11/15/2018 11:41:29 PM

If you've traveled the central Oregon coast, you might remember the signs marking Depoe Bay's claim to fame: the "World's Smallest Harbor." But now that harbor is getting even smaller because of accumulating silt. more →
In Season Of Christmas Peace, There’s A Serious Marketing War Over Your Family's Tree

In Season Of Christmas Peace, There’s A Serious Marketing War Over Your Family's Tree

11/15/2018 7:16:03 PM

The Christmas holiday is centered around peace. But an escalating marketing war for families’ hearts is developing between the real and fake tree industries. The companies behind each type of tree are going at it with ad campaigns online, trying to convince you that their tree is better. In one video , upbeat tinkley music and fresh-faced American tree farmers chirp: “That smell, that wonderful fresh Christmas tree smell. That beautiful scent that fills the house. Smells like Christmas -- that can’t be manufactured.” “Keep It Real” The fresh Christmas tree farm industry will spend more than $1 million this year asking you to “ Keep It Real ,” sort of like the ubiquitous “Got Milk” campaign of the 1990s and 2000s. These online videos are developed and funded by tree growers , as part of a program overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture . Casey Grogan is one of those growers in Oregon, about an hour south of Portland. His crews are working to cut and ship about 60,000 Christmas more →
Upcoming closure - Kanaskat Overcrossing Bridge #3037OX from the intersection with Retreat Kanasket Road to 1000' south of the intersection on Cumberland Kanaskat Road SE

Upcoming closure - Kanaskat Overcrossing Bridge #3037OX from the intersection with Retreat Kanasket Road to 1000' south of the intersection on Cumberland Kanaskat Road SE

11/15/2018 2:40:44 PM

Upcoming closure - Bridge closure more →
Closed - SE 224th Street between 244th Avenue SE and driveway #24603 SE 224th Street

Closed - SE 224th Street between 244th Avenue SE and driveway #24603 SE 224th Street

11/15/2018 9:33:49 AM

Closed - Drainage construction. Full road closure daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., October 23 to November 30. No weekend work scheduled. Emergency vehicles and school bus access allowed through closure. 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.