Preparedness Grant Case Studies: Washington
Since 2006, Washington has received nearly $469 million in preparedness grant funding. Washington implemented a regional approach to managing homeland security investments and improving preparedness.
|Northwest Regional Aviation: Protecting the Puget Sound|
The Seattle Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) established Northwest Regional Aviation (NWRA)—an aviation consortium that protects the Puget Sound area from terrorism and responds to large-scale disasters. The NWRA saved 12 survivors during the first three hours of the Snohomish County mudslide on March 22, 2014.
|Project Safe Haven: Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Systems on Washington State’s Pacific Coast|
Washington State’s Pacific coast faces the threat of large-scale earthquakes and tsunamis. The project provides residents and visitors in coastal population centers a means of seeking safety without having to travel considerable distance to natural high ground.
|Regional Collaboration: Interoperable Communications in Eastern Washington State|
Since 2004, Washington State Homeland Security Region 9 has prioritized investments in interoperable radio communications for all first responders, regardless of discipline. Regional partners collaborated to establish an interoperable communications system with increased coverage that has improved incident response across all levels of government for the region.