Monday, December 30, 2019

Upcoming Free Presentation on Disaster Planning for your Pet

We don't like to think about it either but...
will you and your animals evacuate or survive for days or weeks without water and power in a disaster zone?

If you want to get serious about preparing 

for a catastrophic earth quake or other disaster,

Attend an upcoming free presentation: 

Keeping your pets and livestock safe 

on Thursday January 9th, 2020, from 7-9 pm.

at Fire Station 99, 8117 267th St. NW in Stanwood

Byron Wilkes is an experienced first responder who specializes in the search and rescue, evacuation, transport and safe sheltering of people and their pets/livestock in natural and man- made disasters.  His over thirty years of experience includes deployment and responses to floods, mud/landslides, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes/tsunamis worldwide. Mr. Wilkes has a hands-on understanding of the needs of a wide variety of animals. In his presentation, Mr. Wilkes will outline both preparedness processes for you and your animals prior to a disaster, as well as situational challenges you may face. There will plenty of time for questions, plus reference materials will also be available for you to take home.
This free event is sponsored by your North County Community Emergency Response, a group of volunteers local to the Stanwood area who have organized to train and educate within their communities in the event of a disaster. This FEMA-backed course provides training to the general public to assist in recovery after a disaster by giving volunteers basic training in assessing building safety, search and rescue, medical triage and first-aid to help our first responders have a head-start. Check their website for other free programs: