02 Feb

CERT Community Meeting – Map Your Neighborhood 2/9

Battalion 2 Meeting FlyerDisaster Preparedness Community Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 9th,  from 7pm – 8:30pm
Fire Station 50 – 3036 Fletcher Dr. LA (in Glassell Park)

FREE and open to everyone, CERT trained or non-CERT trained

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During the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Community Meeting we’ll discuss Map Your Neighborhood (MYN).

MYN is a step-by-step process designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters and to know what to do immediately following one. Neighbors learn to work together as a team to evaluate their neighborhood following a disaster and to take action to mitigate risks that could require a 911 call if left unchecked. This program embraces all neighbors, CERT and non-CERT, and fits nicely into the 5 Steps.la Program.

CERT Battalion 2 has embraced the Map Your Neighborhood paradigm based in part on the success of the program in the Mt. Washington Jessica Neighborhood. Come to the meeting and see how your immediate neighbors have influenced the larger plans of LA preparedness.

There are already six MYN Block Teams in the battalion and we plan on many more.

If you want more out of your CERT experience join us and find out how.
Afterwards, ask questions about disaster preparedness and talk to other community members about emergency plans in our neighborhood.

08 Dec

El Nino Preparations

The National Weather Service is predicting a “godzilla” El Niño weather pattern of storms this winter.  Fire Station 44 will be supplying free sandbags and sand. 1410 Cypress Avenue in Cypress Park – 213-485-6244. Call first – they already ran out of sand once! Also check the city’s El Nino site for other preparedness info: elninola.com. And if you see clogged storm drains/catch basins, you can report it with the address or intersection to the Sanitation Dept. – call 311 or direct dial 213-485-5392.

07 Jan

2015 Planning Meeting Wednesday, January 28

Our first neighborhood meeting of 2015 will be held at the Holy Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church at 4900 Cleland Ave. on Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm. We’ll be discussing goals and opportunities for the new year, the “Map Your Neighborhood” initiative and ways you can get involved.

Because of the recent break-ins and thefts in our area, we have invited our LAPD Senior Lead Officer, Craig Orange, to the Wednesday, 1/28, Planning Meeting. Also invited are Neighborhood Prosecutor, Gaby Taylor and CD-1 Deputy, Sylvia Robledo. This will give us a chance to hear the information they have about local crime, and then we can incorporate their recommendations into our planning.

The MWJN nonprofit is operated by the board of directors in conjunction with various committees including:

  • Training – organizing workshops and drills
  • Block Organizing – guiding the “Map Your Neighborhood” effort
  • Publicity – supporting the website, Facebook and other communications
  • Special Needs – ensuring a voice for those needing extra help in a disaster
  • Beautification – supporting projects like the Jessica Triangle and Oneonta/Olancha stairs
  • Pets – advocating and preparing for our four legged family members
  • Fundraising – pursuing grants and other opportunities to fund our programs

Please come share your thoughts and participate in neighborhood activities that benefit our community. Have an idea for a project or committee?  Bring it!