If an earthquake struck tomorrow, would you know what to do? With disaster in the news once again following devastating earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar, we thought it was a good time to release this video, shot earlier this spring, of a Neighborhood Ambassador workshop sponsored by Snohomish County Fire District 1.
Prepared neighborhoods can save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. Through the Map Your Neighborhood program, you learn how to teach your neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive.
You can become a Neighborhood Ambassador Volunteer by attending a free 90-minute workshop, which will be offered again this fall. But meanwhile, you can get started by watching this video.
You will learn:
· The first 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster to secure your home and protect your neighborhood.
· How to create a neighborhood map identifying the locations of natural gas and propane tanks for quick response if needed.
· How to create a neighborhood contact list that identifies those with specific needs such as the elderly, those with a disability, or homes where children may be alone during certain hours of the day.
· How to work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood after a disaster and take the necessary actions.
This video is presented in partnership with Snohomish County Fire District 1, the My Neighborhood News Network (My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today), and ServPro of Edmonds and Lynnwood.
You can find a schedule of future workshops in South Snohomish County here.