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A Dark and Stormy Night

in Seattle.

ACS/Hubs Communications Field Exercise


SATURDAY, MAY 9th, 2015
Seattle Neighborhood Hubs & Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service

T r a i n f o r a n E a r t h q u a ke a n d N i g h t O p e r a t i o n s

5:00pm
5:00pm 10:00pm
Neighborhood emergency preparedness groups across Seattle,
assisted by amateur radio emergency communications teams, will
test their skills in an exercise based on a major earthquake with
ongoing aftershocks, and work into the night as a storm gathers.
Participating Hub Locations:
2 in West
Seattle !

Admiral -Hiawatha Playfield, Ballard Commons, Broadview at Grace Lutheran,


Ercolini Park, Kirke Park, Lake City at Fred Meyer parking lot, Loyal Heights
Playfield, West Queen Anne Playfield, Shilshole Marina, West Magnolia Playfield.
(subject to change)

More info : Cindi Barker


cindiLbarker@gmail.com
http://seattleemergencyhubs.org
Or Jessica Coleman
jsroder@gmail.com
http://seattleacs.com

There are two ways you can participate :


Come be a citizen actor as we practice our preparedness for a disaster in the Seattle area. We
need people who can drop in for a time and play
the role of a citizen in need. We will provide
scripts for you to use.
Part of our practice is to do on-the-job training for
new hub volunteers. Stop by and well show you
how neighbors can help each other in the event of
a disaster.
Cant stop by? Follow the action at #Darkandstormy2015

ACS/Hubs Communications Field Exercise


SATURDAY, MAY 9th, 2015
Seattle Neighborhood Hubs & Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service

T r a i n f o r a n E a r t h q u a ke a n d N i g h t O p e r a t i o n s

5:00pm
5:00pm 10:00pm
WHO: Volunteers with: Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS) www.seattleacs.com; selected ACS
Sectors; and selected Seattle emergency communications hubs (see http://seattleemergencyhubs.org/

WHAT: A Training Exercise in communications skills and techniques used in a major disaster, in this case, a
major earthquake followed by aftershocks and worsening weather conditions. The exercise will test operations, procedures and equipment, offer opportunities to learn and to get to know fellow volunteers.

WHEN: Saturday May 9, 2015 from 17:00 to 22:00 local (5:00 to 10:00 pm)

WHERE: Seattle Emergency Operations Center (EOC), selected Seattle neighborhood emergency communications Hubs, and selected communication sector points. Participating hub locations:

Admiral -Hiawatha Playfield, Ballard Commons, Broadview at Grace Lutheran, Ercolini


Park, Kirke Park, Lake City at Fred Meyer parking lot, Loyal Heights Playfield,
West Queen Anne Playfield, Shilshole Marina, West Magnolia Playfield (subject to change).

WHY: Science tells us Seattle has experienced major earthquakes, and it is likely we will again, even if we do
not know when. This exercise is designed around such subduction zone earthquake on a scale similar to the
1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake. You have seen, no doubt, media coverage of devastated communities
around the world. Buildings flattened, no electricity, roads and bridges unusable. That could happen in Seattle. In such a scenario, the regular communications system would be incapacitated, no cell phones, no Internet, no power. This exercise is to ensure we have alternatives.

HOW: Volunteers based in various neighborhoods (Seattle emergency communications hubs), and at the Seattle EOC, will use their training, Amateur Radio Skills and FCC licenses to pass simulated vital information.
The information will flow from the EOC to the sectors, from the sectors to the hubs as well as from the hubs
to the sectors and to the EOC.
More info :
Cindi Barker
cindiLbarker@gmail.com
http://seattleemergencyhubs.org

Jessica Coleman
jsroder@gmail.com
http://seattleacs.com