Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 2015 Speaker Series

Join us today at noon to hear from Adventist Community Services. They will talk about their role in disaster donations.

Date: Today, July 21, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Presenter: Cheryl Brown, Adventist Community Services
Location: Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Disaster Donations Management Training - July 10

Community Action of Skagit County is hosting a Donations Operations class on July 10, 2015.  You are invited to attend this free training presented by Larry Brown, Lead Donations Operations Trainer for the Adventist Community Services- Disaster Response.  In large disasters, Adventist Community Services- Disaster Response specializes in managing warehouses of donated goods and ensuring they are properly disbursed in the affected community.  This Donations Operations class will help your community volunteers to respond and manage the influx of donations after a disaster. 

Click on the following link to find details about this training opportunity and registration information.   


Registration deadline is July 3, 2015. 

June 2015 Speaker Series Presentation

The next COAD meeting is Tuesday, June 16, 2015, where we will continue with the COAD Speaker Series. This meeting will be held at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center (HEC) from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  Join us and learn about Summit to Sound, Search and Rescue (SAR) and their role in the Whatcom County SAR program. Learn how they get activated and get an overview of the different types of response missions.

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presenters: Lauri McBeath-Davies, Search and Rescue- Summit to Sound President
Location: Health Educational Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham WA 98225

Business agenda items for discussion include:
     *Community Review of the All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update
     *Donations Management Training, July 10 held in Burlington, WA
     *COAD Tabletop Training Exercise to be rescheduled, September 2015


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 2015 Speaker Series Presentation

The next COAD meeting is set for Tuesday, April 21, 2015, where we will continue with the COAD Speaker Series.  This meeting will be held at St. Luke's Community Health Educational Center (HEC) from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  Join us and learn what HOPEAACR is and how they provide comfort and encouragement through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crises and disaster.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presenters: Kathleen Laughlin with George (canine) and
Chris Monroe with Pongo (canine)
Location: HEC - 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham WA 98225

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Upcoming COAD Training - SAVE THE DATE - May 19

On May 19, 2015, we will conduct a COAD Disaster Response Training Exercise.  Please save this date.  During the exercise, Whatcom County COAD Member Organizations will have the opportunity to:
  • Refresh their understanding of their role in the coordinated countywide disaster response.
  • Work with COAD Unit Leads.
  • Practice receiving Resource Requests from the Emergency Operations Center.
For planning purposes, registration will be required.  A flyer with registration information will be distributed the first week of April to the Whatcom County COAD Member Organizations.

March 2015 Speaker Series Presentation

On March 17, 2015 we heard from the Whatcom Education Spay & Neuter Impact Program (WeSNiP) on how they assist low income pet owners, trap, transport, and spay and neuter feral cats, free-roaming cats, pet cats, and pet dogs.  WeSNiP shared how their program can assist with the management of cats and dogs in a disaster situation.

Friday, February 13, 2015

February 2015 Speaker Series Presentation

Join us at the next COAD meeting on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 where we will continue with the COAD Speaker Series. This meeting will be held at the new Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  We will hear from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program coordinator.  CERT is training which should allow individuals to better prepare for and respond to disasters.  For organizations, CERT trained people should be able to more quickly return to duty because they have done some preparation and are comfortable that their families and loved ones are OK following the event.

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presenter: Robert Jacobson, Program Coordinator

Location: 3888 Sound Way, Bellingham WA 98226