Emergency Preparedness

Not “If”, but “When”

Simulated injuries from the Mt. Washington Jessica Neighborhood Earthquake Drill on 10/18/14 - photo by Martha Benedict
Simulated injuries from the Mt. Washington Jessica Neighborhood Earthquake Drill on 10/18/14 – photo by Martha Benedict

In a major disaster, we’re on our own. First Responders may not be available for hours or days. We need to be prepared to sustain ourselves and rescue those who may be trapped or immobile, provide basic first aid and medical care, assist residents who need assistance, and create an effective organizational structure to guide response and recovery.

Find out about our Neighborhood Plan, Community Emergency Response Team, the “Map Your Neighborhood” program and Home Preparedness tips.