PFA Team Recommends This Wallet Card

The Bainbridge Prepares Psychological First Aid Team wants you to know about a wallet-sized double-sided card created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The card summarizes the Psychological First Aid (PFA) eight core actions. The PFA Team hopes that this card will come in handy during crisis and high-stress situations. They recommend that you print … More PFA Team Recommends This Wallet Card

Preparing Business, Neighborhoods, and Families for Crisis

Scott James, Bainbridge Prepares Founder and author of Prepared Neighborhoods, gave this 45-minute video talk March 18 to EO Seattle, the Seattle chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. In his talk, James addressed the topics of business continuity, neighborhood resilience, personal preparedness, and the way those three factors are connected. EO Seattle opened up the talk to all EO … More Preparing Business, Neighborhoods, and Families for Crisis

Supporting Kids Emotionally During COVID-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network recently released a Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The guide offers a comprehensive set of guidelines covering hygiene, medical care, information sources, and supplies. But perhaps the most unique aspects of the report are the self-care and coping strategies. The Guide recommends … More Supporting Kids Emotionally During COVID-19

Making Masks Meets Major Need

Loren Bast, Executive Director of Bainbridge Prepares, and his team asked themselves at the start of COVID-19, What can we do, being as scientific as possible, to help? After speaking with doctors on the Island who are also members of BP’s Medical Reserve Corps, the team identified mask making as the best use of resources … More Making Masks Meets Major Need

Nighttime Training for Latest Batch of BIEMRs: Photo Gallery

At dusk on Saturday, March 16, twenty-six newly minted Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders gathered in the upper parking lot of Fort Ward Park. Their impending mission was to complete a nighttime training exercise and stress test on the penultimate day of their two-weekend Wilderness First Responder course. The stress part of the exercise was … More Nighttime Training for Latest Batch of BIEMRs: Photo Gallery