A Party for Preparedness
What is Map Your Neighborhood?
When a disaster hits, first responders will not be able to help everyone – and that’s where your neighbors can help!
Knowing what to do in the first 60 minutes following the disaster – called the “Golden Hour” – can help save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and minimize the amount of damage that you, your family and neighbors sustain.
How does MYN work?
Neighbors – usually about 15 to 25 households in your area – get together for a neighborhood party where you:
- Get to know your neighbors!
- Learn the nine steps to follow immediately following a disaster.
- Identify the skills and equipment each neighbor has that could be useful in a disaster response.
- Create a Neighborhood Map that shows the locations of each natural gas meter and propane tank, as well as households that may need extra help.
- Pick locations for a Neighborhood Gathering Site and Neighborhood Care Center.
I’m interested in organizing a MYN party for my neighborhood. What’s next?
It’s easy! The Issaquah MYN program provides free trainers, who can come to your neighborhood party and facilitate a 90-minute training.
As your neighborhood’s “organizer,” we ask that you organize the party, invite your neighbors and provide us with some post-training information.
Click here for a step-by-step guide, as well as tips to help increase your neighborhood’s participation.
What if I have further questions?
Please contact us – we are here to help!