Reducing risks by increasing resilience

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Short presentation at the Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute Luncheon. The key to resilience is to identify and reduce risks, get residents involved, and to reach out and work with community partners.

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Reducing risks by increasing resilience

  1. 1. Reducing Risks by Increasing Resilience<br />Carol Dunn<br />City of Bellevue<br />Office of Emergency Management<br />cdunn@bellevuewa.gov<br />
  2. 2. 3 Steps to Resilience<br />Learn to objectively think about risks<br />Identify risks & take steps to reduce them<br />Don’t try to do it alone<br />
  3. 3. Denial is our default state.<br />
  4. 4. Our systems block out future risk<br />Photo by bitboy<br />
  5. 5. Identify Risks<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. Local Assessment/GIS Information<br />
  8. 8. Take Steps to Reduce Risks<br />Make avoiding harm easy<br />If you face specific risk from a slides, flooding, fire: mitigate in advance!<br />Help Responders: <br />Easy to find your location<br />your gas, electrical and water shut off<br />Someone who has specific information about your facility-put up contact information/phone.<br />
  9. 9. Don’t go it alone!<br />Your residents are your best resource<br />Manage expectations<br />Build into communication from move in<br />Encourage & reward self motivation<br />There are partners in your community: <br />Local Red Cross<br />Local Emergency Management/Fire<br />
  10. 10. And very first step:<br />Plan<br />

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