Monday, January 23, 2017
Lake Forest Park Citizens Commission will be having a "Map Your Neighborhood" event on Tuesday evening, January 24, 2017, at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the Stage Area.
This event is free, open to the public, and non-partisan.
It is the officially adopted emergency preparedness / disaster planning program in Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, and Shoreline.
There will be a training session for the public to attend and then go back to their local neighborhoods to execute the program.
The program is designed to fill the needs during a disaster-type emergency when and where your local police, fire, medical, or utility crews cannot respond in the usual time-frames we are used to.
This Program encourages neighbors to form smaller groups of neighbors that can check on each other and help each other in the event of help needed, and to help secure their property from fires, potential flooding (broken water pipes), and explosions from gas-related events, all within the Golden Hour.
Map your Neighborhood
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 and teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive.