Emergency Services Coordinating Agency
OUR MISSION: To coordinate and assist the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency member cities to be better prepared for disaster through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY OR LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION, CALL 9-1-1.
ESCA is offering Amateur Radio classes begining on April 1st, 2013. Click here to learn more about joining the ranks of licsensed amateur radio operators.
Our next CERT class begins on May 6th, for 4 weeks on both Monday and Thursday nights.
Congratulations to our own Vickie Fontaine who recently graduated from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute! Click here for the photo and press release.
The following photo is provided by a student in the Winter 2012 CERT class held in Woodinville.
Take some time now to prepare. Taking these simple steps today, may save you from problems tomorrow.
Winterize Your Car
Get your oil changed.
Change windshield wipers and fill up windshield wiper fluid.
Get your battery checked. Clean up corrosion, etc.
Check belts and hoses.
Check tire pressure.
Check tires for wear. Replace as necessary.
Do a “safety check”: All lights, defroster, heater, etc.
Update your car’s disaster kit. Make sure you have an ice-scraper.
Winterize Your Home
Inspect furnace and clean ducts. If you heat with oil, refill the tank.
Have chimney cleaned and inspected. (Do you have appropriate fuel available…firewood, pellets, etc.?)
Check windows and doors. Replace weatherstripping as necessary.
Clean gutters and downspouts.
Store gardening materials.
Check foundations. Seal up cracks and holes. Secure crawlspaces.
Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Change batteries if you didn’t do it when you reset your clocks.
Drain garden hoses and insulate any exposed pipes.
Trim branches back from the house or electrical wires.
Update the home disaster kit.
For more information go to: www.ready.gov