September is National Preparedness Month!
We are celebrating community preparedness by participating in 30 Days, 30 Ways. Each day in September a fun, preparedness related task is assigned. After the task is completed participants are asked to e-mail their response or post on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or the game's blog. It's not too late to start. Entries will be accepted until midnight on September 30, 2014. Multiple prizes are being offered and winners will be announced at the end of month.
You may have heard people say that “every disaster is local” or that you and your community may be on your own for several days after a major disaster. It is likely that you, your families, neighbors, and community will have to depend on each other immediately after a disaster.
The goal of the Preparing Together Discussion Guide and Toolkit is to provide you and your group with easy-to-understand information and resources for preparing together for a disaster or emergency. Washington County is committed to partnering with you to prepare. Let's plan now, work together and get ready!
Other Emergency Preparedness Resources:
- Washington County Emergency Management Cooperative (EMC)- Formerly known as Washington County Office of Consolidated Emergency Management (OCEM)
- Take 5 to Survive
- CARD - Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
Get Trained! Training is available through various agencies:
- American Red Cross - Oregon Trail Chapter
- CERT - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)- Contact the nearest or most convenient CERT for you:
- Map Your Neighborhood - Program Description
Learn More! Get prepared, help spread the word or volunteer... we have lots to share.