Join the VoV Emergency Alert Team

December 14th, 2014 by Voice Of Vashon

It’s SOOOOO Glamorous To Serve Our Community!
Do you have what it takes to be on the Alert Team?
All you need is desire to serve our community and a smartphone.

What VoV Alert Team Members Do
Volunteers with Voice of Vashon’s 1650AM Alert Team rotate their emergency watches every week. We receive bulletins from King County Roads, King County Metro Transit service, Washington State DOT, Vashon specific weather, Amber Alerts and Puget Sound Energy.  These sources provide information pertinent to Vashon-Maury Islands traffic and safety.

Reports are posted on VashonALL, the  VoV website, Facebook page and announced on 1650AM radio when necessary. Team members dial in to a recording device housed at the VoV studios that transmits their recorded report to the AM station and turns on the flashing lights at each of the four signs placed around Vashon and Maury Islands.

In addition to their 1650AM regular Alert duties, they are all trained to swing into live broadcast mode at the VoV studio in the event of a real island emergency — a major storm, earthquake or terrorist attack.  They do this in concert with the Emergency Operations Center and VashonBePrepared.  In fact, the 1650AM Alert Team is also the public information team for the EOC.

To volunteer for the VoV Emergency Alert Team, contact Luke McQuillin at luke.mcquillin@voiceofvashon.org .

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