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 South County Fire

Get prepared for disaster with ReadyTogether

Post Date:01/04/2017 9:27 PM
Most people know they need to prepare for disasters, but getting started can be overwhelming. That’s why Snohomish County Fire District 1 is launching ReadyTogether, a step-by-step readiness program designed to fit busy lifestyles.

“You don’t have to attend a class or a meeting. You can subscribe by email, visit our website or follow along on Facebook as each week we take one more step toward preparedness,” said Kristen Thorstenson, Fire District 1 community resource specialist.

ReadyTogether uses local expertise in conjunction with resources from Do 1 Thing, a non-profit organization that aims to build disaster resilient communities by encouraging citizens to do one thing each month to prepare. Topics include water, sheltering, food, power, emergency supplies, first aid, unique family needs and more.

“The idea is that by taking small steps each month we will make big strides towards being prepared by the end of the year,” Thorstenson said.

To participate:

Subscribe or follow the ReadyTogether blog at Subscribers will receive a weekly email with information and action steps to take related to the monthly preparedness topic.

• Follow along on Facebook and share ideas with neighbors by joining the ReadyTogether group.

“We want this to be a collaborative effort – we’ll be getting ready together,” Thorstenson said. “That means sharing encouragement ideas, questions and resources on social media.”

Fire District 1 is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, with full-time staffing at 12 fire stations. The department serves nearly 200,000 residents in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace.
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