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Monday, April 25, 2016

Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Response Training in Altadena Set for May 15

Altadena CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) is hosting a Map your Neighborhood (MYN) Disaster Preparedness Workshop on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Altadena Town and Country Club.

The training will be conducted in cooperation with the Altadena Sheriff’s Department which promotes the MYN training to encourage all citizens to evaluate their disaster supplies and level of preparedness.

The training is informative and is expected to provide locally relevant information and basic disaster planning goals beneficial to every member of the community.

MYN training prepares community members to be able to respond to a disaster, which as opposed to an emergency is a situation where 911, the hotline, 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, from two weeks or longer. The training encourages them to take note of the level of water, food and medical supplies that need to be prepared at all times, and to know the resources, including skills and equipment inventory, in the neighborhood.

MYN’s purpose is also to educate and empower small groups of neighbors, and prepare them to be self-sufficient.

Local fire departments and sheriffs are encouraging participation from those who may be willing to host a training in their home or organize hosted group trainings for their immediate neighbors – between 15 and 25 households – determined by the reasonable group who can be accessed and attended to within the first crucial hour after a disaster.

MYN is a disaster preparedness plan for neighborhoods. All meeting materials will be provided and personal staff support can be arranged to support all neighborhood efforts.

The training will be conducted at the Altadena Town and Country Club, at 2290 Country Club Drive, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited so reservations are a must.

Please RSVP to the training reservation line (626) 798-9919 or email mynrsvp@gmail.com as soon as possible.

More than one representative per neighborhood is welcome to attend.

 

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