Emergency Preparedeness Team
Map Your Neighborhood gets you ready to help you and your neighbors in a disaster. It is a self-guided, 2-hour training that residents conduct by gathering with their immediate neighbors. Groups learn 9 essential steps to take immediately following a disaster. They also work to identify the skills and equipment each neighbor has that could be useful in a disaster. Additionally, neighbors develop a block map identifying neighbors with special needs and homes with important features such as gas service. The goal is to create a functional neighborhood team that would provide support within the immediate neighborhood until normal city services can be restored.
FAN is actively promoting this program in 2018. Our initial goal is to have 100 blocks participate in the program. To tackle this goal, we have divided the 'hood into 10 zones, and we are recruiting 10 organizers within each zone to convene their block for MYN. See our progress below as of June 2018.
If you would like to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Map Your Neighborhood videos and training materials are available from the City at 541-682-5665 or can be found at https://www.eugene-or.gov/1177/Neighborhoods.
This free program offers more in-depth training for community members on disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area. It also trains them in basic disaster response skills. Based on this training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT graduates are also encouraged to become part of a CERT field team in their neighborhood.
Residents interested in taking the free CERT training can call the City's Management Department at 541-682-5665 to sign up for the training. More information can be found online at www.eugene-cert.com.
Last Tuesday of each month
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Washington Park Community Center
2025 Washington St, Eugene, OR 97405, USA