Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness can save lives
The true first responders in any emergency are the everyday people living and working in their communities. Making an emergency plan together with your neighbors or neighborhood organization can have positive outcomes, including saving lives.
We’re better prepared when we prepare together.
In times of uncertainty, our neighbors become our lifelines. Whether it’s a quick supply run or offering a place to stay, neighborhood support is the bedrock of emergency preparedness. When an emergency strikes, here are a few ways neighbors can assist each other.
Start by checking on your neighbor’s well-being. Knock on their door or call them to make sure they are aware of the situation and ask if they need any immediate assistance.
Stay in Touch
Exchange contact information with your neighbor, including alternate contact numbers if possible. If you have access to important information or updates related to the emergency, share it with your neighbor. This can include weather forecasts, evacuation orders, or safety guidelines.
Coordinate with Others
If you have a neighborhood or community group, coordinate efforts to assist multiple neighbors. This can be more efficient and ensure that everyone receives the help they need.
In stressful situations, simply offering emotional support and a listening ear can make a significant difference. Be there to comfort and reassure your neighbor.
Follow Safety Protocols
Always prioritize safety, both yours and your neighbor’s. Follow official guidance and evacuation orders if they are issued. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
We are sharing preparedness information through the month of September: