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Monday, August 29, 2016

Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training to be Held at Altadena Country Club

 

MYN 2016 Training Flyer ATCC September flyer

The community is invited to attend the upcoming neighborhood disaster training on Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Altadena Town & Country Club (2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena) hosted by Altadena MYN Committee. Emergency personnel nationwide are encouraging all citizens to evaluate their disaster supplies and level of preparedness now! They have rolled out a local training called MYN – Map Your Neighborhood. The training is informative and will provide locally relevant information and basic disaster planning goals beneficial to everyone!

A Disaster (opposed to an emergency) is a situation in which 911 is overwhelmed and unable to answer or respond to calls for help. In such a situation, individuals and neighborhoods need to be prepared and able to help themselves and each other medically and mentally for a length of time – possibly two weeks. Do you have enough water, food and medical supplies for your family and pets? Do you know the resources (skills and inventory) in your neighborhood?

MYN’S Purpose is to educate and empower small groups of neighbors, and prepare them to be self-sufficient. It is encouraging participation from those who may be willing to host a training in their home or organize hosted group trainings for their immediate neighbors — 15-25 households, determined by the reasonable group who can be accessed and attended to within the first crucial hour after a disaster. It’s a “disaster plan” for neighborhoods. All meeting materials will be provided and personal staff support can be arranged to support all neighborhood efforts.

The MYN Disaster Preparedness Training is free!

For more information, contact Altadena MYN Committee at (626) 798-9919 or mynrsvp@gmail.com.

 

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