April 3, 2011
NEIGHBORHOOD PREPAREDNESS TRAINING
Neighborhood Preparedness Training
Tuesday, April 5 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Thurston County Emergency Management offers MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD (MYN) train-the-trainer courses for residents who want to organize their neighborhoods for emergency preparedness.
The next course is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Thurston Co. Emergency Management - 2703 Pacific Ave SE in Olympia. Contact Vivian Eason at 360-786-5243 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/MYN/MYN.htm for more information.
From the Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) website:
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.
MYN will help you to:
Learn the 9 Steps to take immediately following a disaster to secure your home and protect your neighborhood.
Create a neighborhood map identifying locations of natural gas and propane tanks.
Create a contact list that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
Identify the skills and equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in effective disaster response.
Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.