About Us

Fox Islandís Emergency Preparedness (FIEP) Team of volunteers is under the purview of the FICRA Building Trust (FICRA) a non-profit entity under the laws of the State of Washington. FICRA's Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for approving the charter for FIEP and for the actions of FIEP. FIEP is protected by FICRA's 501(c)3 status and insurance. The FIEP Team has developed The Plan to facilitate and assist Fox Island residents preparing for, and responding to, a major catastrophe.
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1.0 Fox Islandís Emergency Preparedness (FIEP) Team

The FICRA Building Trust is not a government agency. 

Volunteers of FIEP, without compensation, or the expectation of compensation, will render emergency assistance as FIEP determines the need to assist.  These recommendations and the assistance to Fox Island residents is based on the advice from Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and other County, State, and Federal government agencies.  The FICRA Building Trust accepts no responsibility to provide materials, services, or direction to, Fox Island residents.

Please understand - even with the preparation and response work that has been done by the FIEP Team, every family needs to plan to be YOYO (you’re on your own) in a major event.... Read More

 

1.2 FICRA Emergency Preparation/Response Overall Organization

Download: 1.2 FICRA Emergency Preparation/Response Overall Organization

FIEP is a volunteer organization.  Fox Island’s Emergency Preparedness (FIEP) Team is under the purview of the FICRA Building Trust (FICRA) a non-profit entity under the laws of the State of Washington.  FICRA’s Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for approving the charter for FIEP and for the actions of FIEP.  FIEP is protected by FICRA’s 501(c)3 status and FICRA’s insurance. The FIEP Team has developed “The Plan” to facilitate and assist Fox Island residents’ preparation for, and response to, a major catastrophe.

The FICRA Building Trust is not a government agency.  Volunteers of FIEP, without compensation, or the expectation of compensation, will render emergency assistance, or participate in the rendering of such emergency assistance as FIEP determines the need to assist.  The FICRA Building Trust provides these recommendations and... Read More

 

The Plan

1.0 FICRA BUILDING TRUST'S FOX ISLAND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN 'THE PLAN' - 2024 UPDATE

BACKGROUND: The Fox Island Emergency Preparedness (EP) Team and the Emergency Response Plan (THE PLAN) was conceived in 2013 over concern that the Fox Island Bridge might be rendered impassable by an event like a major earthquake. Studies subsequently extended concerns to our being prepared to deal with wildfires, heavy freezes and catastrophic windstorms. The Team has worked with government and non-government sources to develop this Plan which covers both preparation to deal with emergency situations, and emergency response.

THE FOUNDATION OF THE PLAN IS INDIVIDUAL FAMILY PREPAREDNESS.
All residents should know that government emergency services response to an emergency could be delayed, or not be forthcoming at all, depending on the scale of an event. Also, your Emergency Response Team has no food, nor water, and will need some time, maybe days for some functions, to assemble its volunteers to implement response. That means that you wo... Read More