Community Safety Ambassadors

Trainings in different languages

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The Seattle Office of Emergency Management Community Safety Ambassador (CSA) program provides emergency preparedness education and skills to Seattle communities that could be disproportionately impacted by a major disaster. This is accomplished by partnering with multilingual community leaders and community based organizations who serve BIPOC residents, limited proficiency or non-English speaking residents, immigrant and refugee communities, and people with access and functional needs. 

Topics Community Safety Ambassadors teach and outreach about: 

1. Basic Disaster Preparedness

2. Heat/Wildfire Smoke Preparedness

3. Winter Preparedness

4. Hands on only CPR 

5. Stroke Education 

6.  9-1-1 Education

Through the CSA program, the Office of Emergency Managment can provide training to community members in the following languages:  Amharic, Burmese,  Cambodian-Khmer, Chinese, English, Kiswahili, Laotian, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, Tigrinya, Thai, and Vietnamese.

The CSA program began in April 2015 and is funded by the Seattle Urban Area Security Initiative Grant and King County Emergency Medical Services Grant.

Please connect with OEM Outreach and Training Specialist and Community Safety Ambassador Manager, Tey Thach at tey.thach@seattle.gov, if you are bilingual and interested in becoming a Communitiy Safety Ambassador.  This is a vendor/contract position. 

CSAs in the Community! 

CSA at community event

   Dagnew Kismu, Negyat Molla, Elise Tse and Ahmed Abdi tabeling at the first annual Muslim Health Professionals Fair.

CSA at community event

Outreach and Training Specialist (left), Tey Thach, and Communtiy Safety Ambassador, Angelize Mendoza (far right) working wtih resdients from Plaza Roberto Maestas on indivdiual preparedness.

CSA at community event

Amy Xu providing CPR education to students at Seattle World School.