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Will you be ready? How to be prepared for a disaster in Lynnwood, WA
Many of you may have heard- Lynnwood’s Health and Safety community Block Party is approaching on September 8th, 2018. This gives community members a chance to network with their first responders and collect information on how they can be better prepared. Tour fire trucks, ambulances, SWAT vehicles, see demonstration from Police K-9 and Motorcycle Units, disaster preparedness tips & skills, grease fire & fire extinguisher demos, fitness & exercise demos, and more.
In case you cannot make it to the Fair on 44th review these tips to be better prepared;
Consider the following steps to help you and your family be better prepared for an emergency;
Register for local alerts and warnings, you can download various apps or check access for wireless emergency alerts
Develop and test your emergency communication plan- who is the first to contact and is everything in place?
Assemble or update your emergency supply kit, make sure nothing is expired or out of date
Learn about local hazards; what things are you in risk of experiencing?
Practice your emergency response drill
Collect and backup critical documents
Make a plan with your neighborhood to share resources
Document property/valuables and make sure you have proper insurance coverage
Make any property improvements that could reduce the risk of injury or damage during a disaster
If you have questions about preparing your property for a disaster contact your emergency preparedness professionals at SERVPRO of Lynnwood- 425-774-1148.
SERVPRO of Lynnwood Hosts NARPM® Clock Hour Class
SERVPRO of Lynnwood has been a long supporting member of King County NARPM® since the chapter was founded. NARPM® (National Association of Residential Property Management) is a premiere professional association designed for real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique challenges of managing single-family and small residential properties. They provide resources for residential property management professionals who desire to learn, grow and build relationships.
As a professional association NARPM® offers several different designations. These designations are earned with a combination of property management experience, NARPM® and industry education, service to the association through volunteer activities and clock-hour courses to maintain your license.
Master Property Manager (MPM®)
Residential Management Professional (RMP®)
Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC®)
Certified Support Specialist (CSS®)
Certified Maintenance Coordinator (CMC®)
Certified Residential Management Bookkeeper (CRMB®)
Over the years SERVPRPO of Lynnwood has hosted several clock hour classes at our facility. We enjoy supporting the organization by allowing them to use our classroom and providing breakfast and lunch for attendees. In February of 2018 SERVPRO of Lynnwood hosted the class Intro to Maintenance: Covering the Basics of Standards, Codes & Safety taught by the instructor Fred Thompson, MPM® RMP®.
This courses touches on aspects of the Uniform Housing Code, habitability standards & local codes, policies of insurance companies and NARPM®’s Standards of Professionalism. Participants will explore why it is important to know how buildings are put together and what to look at when taking properties into management.
Our SERVPRO of Lynnwood team enjoys supporting NARPM® education and we look forward to hosting more events in the future.
The Importance of First Aid and CPR Training in the Workplace
As emergency responders SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood 8 Bellevue West experiences daily the importance of a rapid and efficient response. Life can change in a matter of minutes which is why we know the best way to expect the unexpected is to be prepared. What better way to celebrate preparedness than to certify our employees in CPR and First Aid training?
We teamed up with one of our favorite associations; PHCCWA (Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of Washington) to host a CRP and First Aid class at our facility in Lynnwood. Many of our association members and our team members attended to renew their certifications.
We think CRP and First Aid training is important in the work place for many reasons;
- Having trained employees can make a substantial difference in your ability to maintain a safe work environment. They will be able to respond more quickly and effectively when medical emergencies occur.
- This training and knowledge provides a sense of security and promotes a more confident work environment.
- As staff becomes more prepared and responsive – they also become more aware of their surroundings and more likely to spot potential hazards. This inspires a ‘safety culture’.
- 25% of all emergency room visits can be avoided with basic first aid and CPR certification.
- Safety precautions and preparedness applies to ANY industry of ANY size.
There are many local resources that can help you get CPR and First Aid Certified such as The Red Cross or Snohomish County Fire District 1. Call SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood & Bellevue West and speak to one of our Marketing Specialists to learn more about how you can be personally prepared; 425-774-1148.
SERVPRO of Lynnwood Proudly Supports The Edmonds Chamber
Dave Moll and Mike Zapoli are the annual drivers of our Float at the Edmonds Fourth of July Parade which showcases our Desiccant Dehumidifier.
SERVPRO of Lynnwood has been a member with the Edmonds Chamber going on 5 years. We are proud to support our community by participating in and sponsoring annual events throughout the years including volunteering at A Taste of Edmonds and driving our float in the Edmonds Kind of Fourth Parade. In 2016 the Edmonds Chamber had more than 86,000 people attend their community events; they held 74 networking events and donated $24,572.00 to local service clubs and non-profits. SERVPRO of Lynnwood will continue our support of the chamber to foster educational development, to network with local business owners and demonstrate our compassion for community growth and excellence.
In 2017 the Edmonds Chamber will focus on increasing membership from the current amount of 377. Educational workshops will also be a priority to learn more from local experts regarding specialized topics. SERVPRO of Lynnwood looks forward to continuing their support for many more years.
Save the Date! Lynnwood’s Health and Safety Community Block Party!
SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood & Bellevue West is proud to be represented at this exciting community gathering!
The City of Lynnwood is planning a new event coming up on September 10th called the Fair on 44th, which will be Lynnwood’s Health and Safety Community Block Party!
During the event, 44th Avenue West will be closed from Fire Station 15 on 188th Street Southwest to the Police Department on 194th Street Southwest. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and attendees will be invited to:
- Explore vehicles on-site for tours & pictures – Fire Trucks, Ambulances, Police & SWAT vehicles, Crime Stoppers Camaro, SNOCOM 911, National Guard Striker, Community Transit bus, Support Seven, Mary’s Towing Bubble and Seahawks Tow Trucks.
- Scale the National Guard’s rock climbing wall.
- Get a free health screening & health info including mammograms, flu shots, glucose testing, blood pressure checks and more.
- Enjoy lunch or a delicious snack at Big Dogs Food Truck or Cheese Wizards Food Truck.
- Shred your sensitive documents for free at the Access Shred Truck.
- See demonstrations from the LPD K-9 and Motorcycle Units, disaster preparedness tips & skills, LFD grease fire & fire extinguisher demos, HazMat demos and more.
- Test your skill in the kids bicycle rodeo and enter to win a free bike helmet.
Come visit SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood & Bellevue West at our booth next to the Fire Department for emergency supply and preparedness information, tips on how to act in an emergency, coloring books on fire safety and plenty of other SERVPRO swag! It is our goal to educate the community and help prepare residents for the unexpected.
Participate in many family & kids activities and bring home some free goodies & giveaways! We hope to see you there!
Do you have an emergency and need professional clean-up?- Call SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Bellevue West at 425-774-1148!
SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood & Bellevue West Participates in NARPM Fundraising
Here at SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Bellevue West, we are committed to being involved in our community. On Thursday July 21st, we will be attending a wonderful fundraiser hosted by the Greater Snohomish County chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). All proceeds will benefit the Snohomish County Boys and Girls Club!
We are so excited to support such a worthy cause. We will be donating a prize to be raffled off. We hope that this event will be a smashing success and raise plenty of money for the Boys and Girls Club so they can continue to do great work in our area.
We are pleased to be a valued vendor member of the NARPM. With a top-notch news magazine, annual convention and trade show, excellent educational opportunities, business building referrals, and mentorship programs, there is no shortage of amazing benefits to being a NARPM member.
Certification programs through NARPM also allow for the updating and refining of crucial skills. Members also enjoy access to discussion boards that allow members to keep in contact as well as share the various questions and concerns that come up with property management. For more information, please visit http://www.narpm.org/join/membership-benefits/.
As always, we at SERVPRO of Edmonds, Lynnwood & Bellevue West are available 24/7 for all of your cleanup needs. Please call usat(425)-774-1148.