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September President's Message

Friday, September 18, 2015 12:58 PM | Anonymous

Our September Forum was a very informative presentation on the importance of being prepared for any disaster time that might strike our area.  Our thanks to Tumwater Fire Chief LaVielle and Puget Sound Energy’s Amy Tousley regarding the importance of being prepared for any disaster time that might strike our area. 

What is our plan for communicating with family members, our neighbors; does your plan include having someone checking your home in case you can’t get to it soon; what about if you are out of town and disaster strikes your home area and connection by air or car cannot be immediately available?  What about getting to your school children?  Do we all hit the road at the same time and create a paralyzing grid on the main corridors?

These and many more questions should be considered and actions planned when thinking of the welfare of our loved ones, our elderly, and our neighbors, in a time of disaster.

Chief LaVielle presented the strategic plan recently prepared under his leadership to analyze the current conditions of the Fire Department, anticipate changes or updates to equipment or increase personnel, and increase understanding of roles among emergency response jurisdictions as well as educating the public.

Puget Sound Energy in partnership with the Red Cross developed a practical and easy to follow plan for families to follow – Your Family Disaster Plan.  Knowing what to do is the best course of action and protection for us and our families.  “Think Safe.  Be Safe.” is the focus of this program.

Go to and begin your planning today.


Clarita Mattox, President

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