Avalanche Awareness


Avalanche Awareness - Eastside Fire & Rescue Headquarters

Learn the basics of avalanche safety with the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC).

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Eastside Fire & Rescue meeting room. Starts at 6pm sharp. Will end no later than 9pm. Food and drink are not permitted in the meeting room.

Avalanche Awareness presented by the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC). Click on the "More+" button to see expanded notes.

Not sure if you're heading into potential avalanche territory? Want to know more about the causes of avalanches, the warning signs and red flags for increased avalanche danger, and backcountry hazards? Come join us and find out more!

This seminar is an introduction to recognizing avalanche terrain, knowing the primary factors that cause avalanches, and ways to avoid avalanche danger, including pre-trip planning and using local online avalanche bulletins and mountain weather forecasts.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Access local avalanche bulletins and mountain weather forecasts.
  • Recognize basic signs of avalanche danger.
  • Learn to avoid avalanche danger.
  • Understand the need for companion rescue techniques and equipment.


Please take the time to check out the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) website, and consider supporting their important work for winter outdoor recreationalists!




participants will earn:


Eastside Fire & Rescue Headquarters

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

An open mind and interest in staying safe in the winter outdoors.

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