2018 Great Washington ShakeOut Youth Video contest winners!

In collaboration with the State of Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Emergency Management Division, we are proud to announce the 2018 Great Washington ShakeOut Youth Video contest winners!  We had some great submissions this year and the winners truly shined.

Middle School Category

First place winners Sophia Swanson, Elena Swanson, Leif Ellingson, Maren Ellingson, Sintayehu Shannon, Elijah Miller, Eliana Miller, Clara Borner, Nolan Wilson, Jasper Mahn from Shaw Island School in Shaw Island will receive $300.

Second Place winners Josh Miller, Owen Lipski, Ashely Boudewyns,  Jo’Nell Hohn, Lacey Roth from Summit Trail Middle School in Ravensdale will receive $100.

High School Category

First place winner is Seth Maier from Lakeside High School in Nine Mile falls will receive $300.

Second Place winners Jeffrey Greene, Marqushio Olick, Denver Martinez, Logan Greene and Gunnar Parr from White River High School in Buckley will receive $100.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated. You all did a great job!

Please remember to register at ShakeOut.org/Washington and practice Drop, Cover, and Hold today (10/18) at 10:18.  You can also tweet a picture of you participating in the Drop, Cover and Hold On exercise with the #ShakeOut hashtag!

To learn more about earthquakes and what you can do to prepare, visit mil.wa.gov/preparedness.

Do you like to educate? Do outreach with the community? Would like to help educate and bring awareness about Earthquake Early Warning?

If you answered yes to this questions, great! CREW is seeking a competent contractor to serve as the Washington ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Emergency Management Coordinator. This coordinator position will serve to execute communication, education, and outreach activities that have been identified to advance emergency management coordination of the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) rollout in Washington State.  This temporary contract position is funded by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program funds.

EEW WA Coordinator RFP FY18

*NEW* Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety

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FEMA released this week the Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazards Safety. This is a great resource for school administrators, teachers and parents. Not only is it important to be prepared for home, but at schools too! This new guide aims to help schools increase their resilience, and in doing so, the overall community’s resilience, to a variety of natural hazards.

One of the principle authors, John Schelling, is a former board member and past President of CREW. Congratulations John and Team!

NEW School Earthquake Factsheets available!

The Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) has recently released new school earthquake factsheets for school administrators, teachers, parents and the public to assist in identifying the mitigation needs of our schools and resources available for them to increase their mitigation.

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CREW School Factsheet – Schools in Washington

CREW School Factsheet – Schools in Oregon

CREW School Factsheet – Preparing Schools for Earthquakes

These worksheets are part of a series of worksheets. Check out the four business worksheets here.

Oregon Public Broadcasting wins Innovation award from WSSPC

The Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) in partnerships with the Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC), the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), and the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 National Awards in Excellence.

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The Oregon Public Broadcasting is presented with the award for Innovations for their “Unprepared” year-long radio, television and online campaign.  The series examined the state of Oregon’s preparedness for a Cascadia Earthquake. Congratulations OPB!

WSSPC Awards 2016 Press Release