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Map Your Neighborhood Train-the-Trainer Course Offered This Week

February 3, 2009

In a disaster, your most immediate source of help is the neighbors living around you.
Map Your Neighborhood is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.
It is offered through your local county or city Emergency Management Office.

Learn the 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster.
Identify the skills and equipment inventory each neighbor has that are useful in an effective disaster response.
Create a Neighborhood map identifying locations of natural gas and propane tanks and identifying those neighbors with specific needs.
Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood after a disaster and take the necessary actions.

Start a neighborhood group by attending a 2hour MYN TraintheTrainer session, which provides you with important information on how to effectively facilitate a neighborhood meeting, details the 9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster, and answers any questions or concerns you may have.
Once trained, you may order the MYN Program materials through your local county or city Emergency Management Office. These materials include the MYN Neighborhood Handout Shingle, a Discussion Guide, CD and DVD, which contains several forms, resources and information.
After facilitating a MYN team, fill out the MYN Postcard and send it to your county or city Emergency Management Office. This will allow them to track the number of teams and evaluate the program.

Map Your Neighborhood Train-the-Trainer
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 ~ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Thurston County Emergency Management, 2703 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia
For more information visit our website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/em
Or contact Vivian Eason 3607865243 or email easonv@co.thurston.wa.us

Posted by Steve on January 31, 2009 at 7:10 am | Permalink

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