Those attending the March 15 “Count Me In When Disaster Strikes Town Hall” received an overview of how they can prepare themselves and their families for the worst. Now, it’s time to get down to the details during meetings in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and South Everett during the month of April.
It’s a fact that neighborhoods that are prepared for disaster save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage. As a follow-up to the March 15 town hall, Snohomish County Fire District 1 has scheduled a series of free workshops aimed at helping volunteers establish a “Map Your Neighborhood” plan.
In case of an earthquake or other disaster, it may take several days for first responders to reach your home. The Map Your Neighborhood program teaches neighbors to rely on one another during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or other utility responders arrive.
Sign up online for one of these free, 90-minute workshops to learn how the program works. Fire District 1 staff will work with you to host a Map Your Neighborhood meeting for your neighbors. All workshops are from 6-7:30 p.m.
Fire Station 15
18800 44th Ave. W.
Register at: http://bit.ly/MYNALynnwood
Fire Station 17
275 6th Ave. N.
Register at http://bit.ly/MYNAEdmonds
Fire Station 19
5902 233rd St. S.W.
Register at http://bit.ly/MYNAMLT
Fire Dist. 1 Headquarters
12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Register at http://bit.ly/MYNASEverett
You will learn:
- The first 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster to secure your home and protect your neighborhood.
- How to create a neighborhood map identifying the locations of natural gas and propane tanks for quick response if needed.
- How to create a neighborhood contact list that identifies those with specific needs such as the elderly, those with a disability, or homes where children may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
- How to work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood after a disaster and take the necessary actions.