Emergency Preparedness

Community Emergency Preparedness

In the event of a disaster or extended power outage, our kitchen and fellowship hall will be used to prepare and serve food. In addition, we have a backup generator, a walk-in shower, and spaces that can be closed for privacy and medical triage. In cooperation with the Guemes Emergency Team (GET), we store food and water on site.

“GET” is being established in 2023 to replace Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) which now requires member recertification and training for all participants in order to continue using the title “CERT.” The new GET program builds on the strengths of CERT as well as uses the existing “Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) program”. It recognizes the challenges that are unique to Guemes Island.


• GET is a community led effort that builds resiliency and preparedness for future emergencies.

• GET supports and interfaces with the Guemes Island Fire Department (GIFD) but is separate.

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