Community Safety Ambassadors
The Seattle Office of Emergency Management Community Safety Ambassador (CSA) program is designed to provide basic emergency preparedness education and skills to Seattle communities that could be disproportionately impacted by a major disaster. This program accomplishes this by enlisting community members from vulnerable populations to provide outreach and training. The CSA program targets audiences with limited proficiency or non-English speaking residents, immigrant and refugee communities, and people with access and functional needs.
The CSA program utilizes community partnerships to train multi-lingual Seattle residents to conduct disaster preparedness and life safety (CPR, 911, First Aid) training in Seattle's top languages. Through the CSA program, the Office of Emergency Managment can provide training to community members in the following languages: Arabic, Amharic, Cambodian-Khmer, Chinese, English, Kiswahili, Laotian, Moldavian, Oromo, Romanian, 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.