Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.
The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency. These steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level, 5 to 20 homes or a defined area that you can canvas in 1 hour. It teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive.
To learn more about organizing a MYN group for your immediate neighborhood contact us; we'll answer your questions, provide training and materials, and support you along the way.
Leslie Dempsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Moye email@example.com
Co-Leads for LIFD Disaster Preparedness Division's MYN Program
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