Hi Pigeon Point! My name is Ian Brillembourg and I volunteered to be our neighborhood’s hub co-captain for Seattle’s Office Emergency Management, along with my wife Marcy and with the help and advice of Jim Sander who will remain as the neighborhood’s backup emergency contact.
We are very new to the role and are still figuring out all the details, but we are very happy to help our neighbors and have begun to look at opportunities for improvement. We will share our updates and progress with you on the Pigeon Point email and Facebook groups. We will also try and share regular updates and safety/preparedness advice via this newsletter.
First off, I wanted to make sure I drew your attention to Pigeon Point’s new emergency meeting point, right by the Pathfinder school field, next to what is known as “the bark pile”. This is the place to visit first if we ever have any sort of major emergency and you want to ask for or provide help to your neighbors – say an earthquake, an alien invasion, or a zombie horde, for example. On such a day, you will find our command center there and we will be ready to assist in any way we can. You may have noticed the sign in the last couple of weeks (thanks, Jim!).
As I mentioned, we have begun to discuss a few ideas for how we can be better prepared. Our first focus area is putting together some emergency supplies for the neighborhood. We are looking into working with the city to
get ahold of a secure and weatherproof container to store a few long-lasting goods and emergency gear for us all to hopefully never use or need. We are also looking at possible locations for it.
We have been living here for a year now and we absolutely love our neighborhood, so we are happy to be able to help out in a small way. I hope to have some good news on that front in time for the next newsletter. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or ideas for Pigeon Point preparedness. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the aforementioned email and Facebook groups.