Emergency Preparedness Team
Map Your Neighborhood 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.
Our goal is to have at least 100 groups/blocks participate in the program. We have divided the 'hood into 10 zones, and we are recruiting organizers within each zone to convene their neighbors for MYN. See our progress map below as of December 2018.
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If you would like to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Map Your Neighborhood videos and training materials are also available from City of Eugene Emergency Management at 541-682-5665. We download some of our training materials from the State of Washington.
This free training program offers residents in-depth information on disaster preparedness for hazards most likely to impact their area. It trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Graduates also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
This training is offered once or twice per year. Sign up for the next one at the City's Emergency Management office at 541-682-5665
Last Tuesday of each month (check calendar for updates)
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Washington Park Community Center
2025 Washington St, Eugene, OR 97405, USA