DATE: December 8. 2011
TIME: 7 – 9 p.m.
PLACE: Sturbridge Public Safety Complex
What is a disaster? Disasters, by definition, are events that overwhelm police, fire, and medical 911 emergency responders.
Why MYN? MYN (Map Your Neighborhood) helps us organize a timely response to disaster when 911 services are unavailable. All of us, working together, can reduce the serious consequences of disasters in our neighborhoods.
What will we do?
We will learn a 9-step Neighborhood Response Plan that immediately helps us know what to do – both at home and in the neighborhood – to respond to power outages, injuries, fallen trees & building damage, and assisting people with special needs or who may be alone and frightened. The process is proven, fun, and easy.
We will identify the skills and equipment each neighbor has that are useful in an effective and timely disaster response.
We will know what resources are willing and available in our neighborhoods to respond, taking much of the burden off Public Safety in the initial hours following a disaster.
*“Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) was selected by FEMA as the best program for neighborhood / community preparedness out of 188 submittals in 2011.
The reality for the Sturbridge area is that neighborhoods may need to respond to floods, tornados, snowstorms, power outages and other disasters. This meeting will help you to prepare, organizae your neighborhood and respond. Please join us.
To register for training or for more information contact:
Sgt. Kevin Mercier
Map Your Neighborhood Coordinator
Sturbridge Police Dept.
Phone: 508-347-2525 Ext. 117