Pierce County invites neighborhoods to participate in the Neighborhood Emergency Team or Map Your Neighborhood Programs. Both of these programs promote neighbors meeting and talking about how they would help each other in the event of emergencies or disasters. The primary difference between the programs is the organization and time commitment.
The MYN program will do parts of the NET program such as create a map of your neighborhood highlighting who could be vulnerable and who is willing to do what if a disaster happens.
MYN-Map Your Neighborhood
- Learn the “9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster” to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood. It is hard to think clearly following a disaster and these steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives.
- Identify the Skills and Equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in an effective disaster response. Knowing which neighbors have supplies and skills helps your disaster response be timely, and allows everyone to contribute to the response in a meaningful way.
- Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of natural gas and propane tanks for quick response if needed.
- Create a Contact List that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled, or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
- Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood after a disaster and take the necessary actions.
PC NET- Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams
Will cover the same topics as MYN, but in more detail. Rather than doing all of the listed tasks in one meeting, PC NET, spreads out the organizing for about 1.5 years over 4-5 meetings. Included is a Table Top drill and an optional drill is provided for neighborhood use. Create a neighborhood equipment stash for rescue and first aid.
Your neighborhood will have a designated team, provided with under the bed kits for team members, with helmets, goggles, and other personal safety equipment.
For information contact Peggy at 253-798-2209 at Pierce County Emergency Management