Earthquakes! Emotional Resilience! Join Us for a Virtual Day of Preparedness

Instead of the customary Three Days of Preparedness, this year Bainbridge Prepares is offering a Virtual Day of Preparedness September 26, from 10 to 2 pm. The event features three keynote speakers:

Dr. Stephen Angster
Dr. Stephen Angster
Dr. Jessie Pearl
Dr. Jessie Pearl
• Dr. Stephen Angster, a Research Assistant at University of Nevada, Reno, and a former geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
• Dr. Jessie Pearl, a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey in Seattle.
• Dr. Avanti Bergquist, MD, MS, FAPA, DFAACAP, a physician with board certifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry; a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP); a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA); a member of the Washington State Psychiatric Association (WSPA); and an elected member of the School Board for the Renton School District.

Dr. Avanti Bergquist
Angster and Pearl will present the history of earthquakes on Bainbridge Island. Bergquist will speak on emotional resilience.

Team Lead Presentations

Event attendees will also be able to interact via video with the Leads of Bainbridge Prepares Teams:
  • Map Your Neighborhood
  • The Power is Out: Now What?
  • Climate Change & Disasters
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Wellness
  • Food/Water/Sanitation
  • Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
  • Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
  • Emergency Medical Responders (BIEMR)
  • Disaster Hubs
  • Personal Preparedness for Pandemic
  • Child Safety & Family Reunification
  • How to Replicate Bainbridge Prepares in Your Community

Event Schedule

Here is the day’s agenda:

  • 10:00 AM Welcome!
  • 10:05 AM History of Earthquakes on Bainbridge: Steve Angster, PhD, Jessie Pearl, PhD
  • 11:30 AM Emotional Resilience in Times of Disaster: Avanti Bergqist, PhD
  • 1:00 PM Open Q&A with Partnership Leadership and Team Leads

The event is sponsored by Bainbridge Prepares, the City of Bainbridge Island, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department, the Kitsap Regional Library, the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District, and Puget Sound Energy.

To register for the event, click here.