|An Emergency Preparedness Team, including our Citizen’s Patrol, has been created by the FICRA Building Trust to help ensure Fox Island residents can manage a significant emergency like a bridge closure, major earthquake or major storm. The Team has prepared and continues to update an Emergency Preparation Plan for Fox Island.
Agencies that regularly serve Fox Island, such as the Fire Department and Peninsula Light, already have plans on responding to an emergency – if and when they are able to get here. Our response system is designed to supplement their efforts.
On June 8, 2016, our Emergency Preparation Team participated in an emergency response drill testing preparedness for a major earthquake. About 40 FICRA Team members took part in the Cascadia Rising exercise, along with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and other local, state and federal agencies. The Tacoma News Tribune published an online video highlighting Fox Island's preparations prior to the drill.
The FICRA Building Trust has provided and continues to provide financial support for ongoing planning efforts, but your help is also needed. You can volunteer to assist in the planning effort. You can provide financial support to continue this important endeavor by donating to the FICRA Building Trust online via PayPal. You can also mail your donation to FICRA Building Trust Emergency Preparation Fund, PO Box 25, Fox Island, WA, 98333, or donate at the annual FICRA Fair.
KGHP radio, a small public radio station located in Gig Harbor (Purdy), will be broadcasting information when there are major events. KGHP broadcasts on FM at 89.3, 89.9 and 105.7.