SNOQUALMIE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT TEAM
The Team is activated by the Director of Emergency Management or his designee.
Snoqualmie Emergency Management calls/pages the Coordinators with EOC needs and activation time, who then pages the remainder of the team as necessary.
Membership is open to any individual with an interest in providing vital Emergency Operations Center support for the community during a disaster situation, and in training the community in disaster awareness. Because of the seriousness of the team mission, members should be mature, willing to commit time, and able to respond quickly. Members are expected to participate in training and exercises on a regular basis, and be available to respond to actual disasters when needed.
Members are registered as State Emergency Workers, by completing and submitting a Registration Application to the Snoqualmie Department of Emergency Management. A photo-ID is provided by the City of Snoqualmie. This is necessary for identification during a disaster. Refer to WAC 118-04, Emergency Worker Program for specific requirements.
Membership can be denied or revoked at any time for any reason or no reason.
The following courses are part of the Team curriculum. These courses are considered mandatory for Team membership. While other courses may be recommended they are not considered mandatory. Each new member has one year to complete the required
training. Many other training courses are available and team members are encouraged to seek out other related training.
Team members participate in training activities throughout the year. The Team participates in practice exercises and simulated events. The exercises will demonstrate the Team's ability to perform effectively with the Snoqualmie EOC and local authorities.
In addition, team members maintain a high level of personal emergency preparedness and readiness to respond. Disaster Planning begins at home with family preparedness. Participants must have their families prepared for disaster. It is unreasonable to expect volunteers to leave their families in a time of extreme need. Being prepared will lessen the need.
The Snoqualmie Emergency Communications and Support Team is a highly mobile and motivated team of volunteers with diverse skills and capabilities. It provides timely and quality support services to the command structure of Snoqualmie EOC (Emergency Operations Center) or mobile command operations support. The mission of this team is to protect property and lives, and serve the people of Snoqualmie by making those operations as efficient and effective as possible.
Call or visit the Snoqualmie Fire Department to request a SECAST application.
SECAST is the volunteer unit of the Snoqualmie Emergency Management Department.
Members are recruited on a completely non-discriminatory basis.