Free disaster preparedness training in Federal Way

The King County emergency education event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

The King County Office of Emergency Management is helping residents learn how to make it through when disaster strikes.

A disaster skills training will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at the King County Library in Federal Way.

At the free workshop, residents will learn about family communication planning, hazard assessments, creating emergency kits, alternate routes, pet preparedness and more.

“When there are disastrous impacts, many services we rely on will be overwhelmed. Critical infrastructure, such as transportation, utility, and communication systems may be damaged,” the King County Emergency Management website states. “Learning disaster skills is critical to your ability to prepare and respond appropriately.”

Individuals should be prepared to be self-sufficient for days or even weeks at a time, according to the website.

The training is sponsored by King County’s Office of Emergency Management and the King County Library System; all residents of Federal Way and surrounding cities are welcome to attend.

The King County Library is located at 34200 1st Way S. in Federal Way.

Registrations for this free event can be made online at the King County Emergency Management website or via phone by contacting Sophia Lopez at 206-205-6545.