Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee strives to help make Queen Anne a safe place to live and work. It focuses on three area: crime & security, fire & resuce, and emergency preparedness.
Amateur Radio Basics Class - December 4, 2022 - 6 pm - online
Start learning the very basics of amateur radio operation, and how you might be able to help during disasters. Click HERE for more information.
Preparedness: A Lasting Legacy
The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters for you and your family. This year’s national public service announcements are being developed and will be released throughout the country this September, to help get preparedness information into the hands of those who live in underserved communities.
We will post new links throughout the month that will help you learn and prepare for a disaster.
Emergency Preparedness Classes - September 2022: LINK
Sign up for emergency alerts: LINK
Consider specific needs of your household: LINK
HubCap News - July 7, 2022
Read about some of the latest findings on tsunami impacts in Seattle, and other important information to better understand the potential impacts of disasters and how to prepare.
SNAP - Seattle Neighbors Actively Prepare
Learn more about how to prepare for a disaster or emergency in your immediate neighborhood. Reveiw this presentation on SNAP, and contact Sophia Lopez to discuss a SNAP presentation for you and your neighbors.
Emergency Preparedness Presentation
Bill Fay, Queen Anne Emergency Communications Hub Captain, gave a presentation at the May meeting about some basic emergency preparedness basics. You can view the video of the presentation here: https://youtu.be/7khA7NDNFUg
Seattle University Releases 2021 SPD Micro-Community Policing Plan Reports
Seattle University conducts an annual community survey about policing and provides a report based on input from residents. You can read the report HERE, and participate in 2022 Community Police Dialogues by signing up HERE.
MyShake Earthquake Early Warning Now Available in Washington
Washington residents and visitors now have a way to receive a few seconds of warning before earthquake shaking arrives. This can give them time to drop, cover and hold on to protect themselves. The MyShake App, is available in Washington as of today, January 26. To learn more about the system and all the ways you can receive earthquake and other emergency alerts in Washington, visit mil.wa.gov/alerts.
Public safety resources
Crime & Security
Report all emergencies by calling 9-1-1.
The Seattle Police Department Portal contains useful information, including how to file crime reports, suspicious activities, missing persons, links to Maps of recent Police Reports and recent 911 Incident Responses.
Also find information about the Block Watch program on this site.
Information on Washington State law enforcement, including crime statistics, sex offender information, and victim information can be accessed through the website of the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs.
Fire & Rescue
The Seattle Fire Department web site provides resources for residents and businesses. Fire prevention information is available, as is information on our local Fire Station #20.
MIQAHubs Suggested Resources List:
OEM website Emergency Management - Emergency Management | seattle.gov
OEM YouTube channel Seattle Office of Emergency Management - YouTube
Seattle ACS website Seattle ACS
AlertSeattle AlertSeattle -
Neighbor link map Seattle Emergency NeighborLink Map | Seattle Emergency Hubs | Seattle, WA
Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Awareness | Seattle Emergency Hubs | Seattle, WA
SNAP website Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare - Emergency Management | seattle.gov
Ready.gov Plan Ahead for Disasters | Ready.gov
Red Cross Prepare For Emergencies | Be Red Cross Ready | Red Cross
WSDOT winter prep Early prep, correct gear and staying informed are key for smooth travel this winter | WSDOT (wa.gov)
Be Prepared backpack Prepare yourself - Emergency Management | seattle.gov
Hazard Explorer Seattle Hazard Explorer (arcgis.com)
There are many resources to assist residents and businesses in being prepared for emergencies:
The City of Seattle provides a lengthy and detailed list of resources and contact information for a wide variety of unusual events from bus and traffic notices for Winter Storms to major disaster response information.
Also check the City Office of Emergency Management website.
The Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) program helps residents and businesses get prepared before an emergency.
The City of Seattle shares tips and resources for preparedness on NextDoor.
Seattle Emergency Hubs is a site focused on communication during emergencies. The MIQA (Magnolia, Interbay, Queen Anne) Hubs group can help with information and training.
The city also maintains a page devoted to earthquake and landslide preparedness. In particular there is a DPD GIS Locator Map to look at issues in particular locations.
The following links are provided courtesy of PreparednessGuide.org:
From homecity.com: Homeowner's Guide to Lightning Safety
From the Real Deal by RetailMeNot: Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip
From the ASPCA: Emergency Preparedness and Pets
From Just Great Lawyers: Important Legal Documents for Disaster Preparedness
From the American Red Cross: Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
From YourStorageFinder: How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters
Searching the web will reveal dozens of sites offering advice on Emergency Preparedness, including the CDC (Guide to Extreme Heat), AirFiltersDelivered.com (filter out the damage), YourStorageFinder.com (storing documents), homecity.com (Disaster Safety for Renters), the HumaneSociety.org and avma.org (American Veterinarians) providing advice for your pets.