13 Oct

Save the Date – Potluck in the Park 6/18/22

Potluck in the Park 2018
Potluck in the Park 2018

One of the hardest things about the pandemic was having to postpone our annual MWJN Potluck in the Park! We’re now feeling reasonably confident that by June of 2022 we will be able to safely gather and share food. We’ve been disappointed before, but please, save the date so we all can have something to look forward to.

07 Oct

Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Drill 10/16/21 10am

The scenario is a major earthquake that hits at 10am Saturday morning.

  • Practice “Drop! Cover! Hold On!
  • Practice Map Your Neighborhood Program Steps
  • Practice helping other members of our block
  • Practice helping other blocks in the neighborhood
  • Practice using FRS radios to communicate with others in our blocks and with other blocks
  • Practice problem solving to address incidents caused by a major earthquake
  • Attend a Debrief at the end of the drill to compare notes, discover correct answers, meet neighbors and eat pizza

We will also be practicing using our FRS radios (walkie-talkies). Our initial check-ins from our homes will be similar to what we’ve been practicing in our Sunday evening radio practices. As we walk our blocks we will use one channel to communicate between the walking team and the team at the Gathering Site. A separate channel will be reserved to communicate with the staging manager for the whole neighborhood.

Our response is to Drop Cover and Hold on and to practice what we’ve learned in our Map Your Neighborhood program. We will not be coordinating with CERT this time. We will follow our 9 Steps and go to our gathering sites to form teams. The teams will assess the blocks by looking for special yellow Drill Incident Cards. We will not be seeing bloodied bodies or hauling people in stretchers. This will be more of a “Thought Exercise” focusing on decision making utilizing the resources we know we have in our blocks (found in our Contact Lists and Skills and Equipment Inventories)


This is a covid compliant event and masks are requested even if you’re fully vaccinated.

14 Oct

MWJN Zoom Radio Workshop 10/20/20 7pm – 8:30

MWJN Radio Plan Overview

Need a little help using your FRS radio? Pierre Landry will once again conduct Zoom Radio Workshops for those who would like to learn more about using their radios using real examples. We will also discuss how we have incorporated walkie talkies into our neighborhood disaster plan. Tuesday evening October October 20 starting at 7pm (running about an hour and a half)

Pierre will be covering:

How radios fit into our MYN Response Plan
Review of the the block-level radio plan
Basic 2-Way radio tips
Practice radio transmissions
Next Steps

For more info, email: info@mtwashingtonjessica.org