A Finn Hill Focus in November: Personal Emergency Preparedness must also involve Neighborhood Preparedness. Remember – in a disaster your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you.
If you have done all that is necessary to prepare yourself and family than take the next step by helping to guide your neighbors to do what you have done. Presentations were made by Susan Vossler, Stephanie Day, Christine Brugman and Jen Mahan at the November 14th Neighborhood Meeting.
Learn How to Map your Neighborhood.
If you are interested and want to learn more about Building and Strengthening Disaster Readiness for yourself, family and neighborhood there is a program starting in November.
Use the contact form to let us know if you are interested and would like to be on an email list to receive information on planning, preparing and participating in classes and community forums.
The City of Kirkland Office of Emergency Management says, “Our region is susceptible to a multitude of hazards, not just 3 or 4. Taking an all hazards approach allows the City to prepare for any and all events plausible to the Pacific Northwest, strengthening our emergency readiness.” The Office of Emergency Management is the focal point for local emergency management planning
Washington State Department of Health Emergency Management Division has up-to-date information to help you prepare for disasters including the guide on “Map Your Neighborhood.” It is suggested that 15-20 households are a manageable number since the first hour of a disaster is vital and you want the size of your neighborhood to be manageable. Emergency Resource Guide and Publications can be downloaded to help you plan and prepare for: Personal Preparedness; Prevention; Terrorism; Biological Agents: In the Community; In the Home; Nature and Weather.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness Information ”The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives.”