10 Oct

Radio Workshop Wednesday, Oct. 16

Pizza fro CERT/CSMR provided by ASNCDid your walkie -talkie work as planned during the drill? Are you overwhelmed by technology and need a little hand-holding to get started? Can you turn it on but don’t know what to say or when to say it? Do you understand everything there is to know about using radios but wish your neighbors had better training?

 

COME TO A SPECIAL RADIO WORKSHOP 

Wednesday, Oct 16  from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Coptic Church – 4900 Cleland Ave. 90042
(downstairs – walk down the driveway on the left side of the church as you’re facing it and enter through the doorway on your right)

Bring your radios (whether you purchased them yourself or received a set for your block)

We will go over:

  • Turning radios on and off
  • Charging, battery care and maintenance
  • Changing channels
  • Push-to-talk
  • Effective protocols (what to say)
  • Our Mt. Washington Jessica radio plan
  • Challenges of our hilly neighborhood
  • What is a repeater and what  you need to know about it
  • What worked and didn’t with radios during our last drill
  • Any questions you may have about radios
11 Jun

Map Your Neighborhood Facilitator Traning 6/24

MYN Workshop

Map Your Neighborhood Workshop

Monday, June 24 from 7-9pm at the Coptic Church – a Map Your Neighborhood Facilitator Training Class will be taught by Ben Park, a Red Cross certified trainer.  Ben has systematically brought MYN to much of our area. If you are tired of waiting for Ben to have time to come facilitate a meeting in your block, take this class and learn from the best how to do it yourself. Then you can bring it to more of your neighbors.

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) connects individual preparedness with preparedness on your block. Know who your neighbors are, who might need special assistance, and who might have special skills or equipment to help your neighbors in a disaster. When the emergency responders are overwhelmed, we will only have each other to rely on.

The 9-Step program is easy and covers what to do both at home and then on your block in the first 60 minutes after disaster strikes. Practicing makes it even easier.

LuAn Johnson with Ben Park

LuAn Johnson, PhD with Ben Park

The “Map Your Neighborhood” program was developed by LuAn Johnson, PhD  of SPAN Disaster Services in Seattle. It is endorsed and promoted by the American Red Cross.  The program is in use throughout the US including Los Angeles as  “Ready Your LA Neighborhood” . Map Your Neighborhood is also being integrated into the Los Angeles CERT Battalion 2 Master Plan. MYN is designed to bridge Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT) and individual preparedness.

MYN is implemented through an interactive meeting  with 10-20  neighbors in one of their homes. A 9-step program is clearly laid out through informational videos that are watched and paused to develop simple maps and  invaluable lists on the spot.

MYN "Shingle" (workbook)Everyone leaves with a custom booklet to keep under the bed for emergencies. The entire process takes only about 2 1/2 hours and participants leave both more prepared and better knowing their neighbors.

MWJN has 13 organized MYN blocks. To find out what block you’re in or to start a new block, contact us at info@mtwashingtonjessica.org.

Map Your Neighborhood program has taught us personally what social science research concludes: the more people in a neighborhood know each other’s first names, the stronger the neighborhood will be. So start getting prepared by coming to our potluck on Saturday, June 15!
Find out more.

14 Jun

First Aid/CPR Training 7/28/18

Firat Aid/CPR TrainingWould you know what to do if a family member or neighbor had a medical emergency? The Mt. Washington Jessica Neighborhood, Inc. is sponsoring a First Aid/CPR class on Saturday, July 28 from 9am – 3:30pm at the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Coptic Church at 4900 Cleland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Learn what to do in an emergency. Get certified for CERT level 2 or for Child Care positions or to support your “Map Your Neighborhood” block. You’ll learn what to do for everything from cuts and burns to cardiac and breathing emergencies.

The class will cost  $50 in advance, $60 day of event (1/2 price if no certification requested). Instructor is Red Cross certified trainer. Prices are usually much higher. This is a great opportunity for our neighborhood.

Registration and payment instructions on Eventbrite – Password: MWJN

For more information, contact us at info@mtwashingtonjessica.org.

Download the flyer here: MWJN CPR Training Flyer July 28

Special Thanks to Instructor, Mike Hain. Special thanks also to the Coptic Church for being a good neighbor and allowing us to host this training in their facilities.

21 May

Free CERT Class starts Wednesday, July 11 in Glassell Park

Community Emergency Response Team LogoCERT class set up for Wednesday Nights starting July 11th from 7:00-9:30 PM at Glassell Park Community and Senior Center, 3750 Verdugo Road, Glassell Park, 90065.  This free basic training taught by the Fire Department is to prepare you and your family for a disaster and the basic skills of how to safely respond into your neighborhood when professional first responders are not available.