Designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level. Teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police, or utility responders arrive. Takes just one person to begin this process by inviting the neighborhood to his or her home for a 90-minute meeting, facilitated by the program DVD.
Community Emergency Response Teams are groups of citizens trained to be first responders in the event of serious community disaster. Training includes fighting small fires, victim search and rescue, and learning disaster medicine and psychology. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members will be able to better help themselves, their family and their neighborhood in the event of a disaster.
Reuse the emergency preparedness presentations that PrepLO has compiled. Download there here:
Find your neighborhood emergency preparedness group, or start your own though your neighborhood association. Use the City of Lake Oswego website to locate your neighborhood association contact info or even determine which neighborhood you live in.