Dr Rebekah Paci-Green
I interned with the Bellingham Fire Department Office of Emergency Management (OEM), supervised by Greg Hope, the Education and Outreach Coordinator. I worked on developing the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) for the city of Bellingham. The goal of the TPN is to develop a network of bilingual community members who can receive emergency alerts and relay them to communities with limited English proficiency (LEP) in a method that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. My personal responsibilities during this project were to research the use of the TPN in other Washington State counties, develop materials for outreach and orientation, and begin the recruitment of volunteers. In partnership with my work for the TPN, I analyzed existing printed educational material used by the Bellingham OEM and researched printed educational materials available through various governmental and non-governmental agencies the education and outreach department could utilize to update, replace, or fill in education materials.
Huber, Maggie, "Bellingham Fire Dept Office of Emergency Management Intern" (2022). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 43.
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