Sunday, August 15, 2010

Emergency Response, Map your Neighborhood, and Neighborhood Watch Programs offered by City

Jim Bove says....

The Redmond Police and Fire Departments are pleased to offer an information session on three programs recommended in your neighborhood to make it safer and more prepared for emergencies and disasters. The session is Wednesday, August 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the RPD Training Room (8701 160th Avenue NE) and will focus on the following programs:
   o  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
   o  Map your Neighborhood
  o   Neighborhood Watch
 Councilmember Dave Carson is a recent CERT graduate.  Read More about these programs.

1. Community Emergency Response

When disaster hits, CERT prepares you to stand alone until local agencies are able to respond. The full training class educates people about basic hands-on disaster response skills, such as small fire suppression and how to care for yourself, your family, and if you choose, establish a team in your neighborhood. (Please note, this information session does not certify you as a CERT “graduate,” but will give you information and demonstration on what is covered in the full class)

2. Map Your Neighborhood

Map Your Neighborhood prepares you for the first steps to take immediately following a disaster. Learn to secure your home, protect your neighborhood, identify skills and equipment your neighborhood can utilize, and create a neighborhood map showing the locations of natural gas meters, propane tanks, and neighbors with special needs.

3. Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch builds community and safety within neighborhoods. It suggests neighbors looking out for neighbors through communication, organization, and education. Know your neighbors, where crimes occur, how to prevent crimes, and how to best report crimes.

If you wish to attend, there is no RSVP required. Feel free to pass along to others. We’ll see you on August 25th!

Be safe,

Jim Bove
Redmond Police Department
Community Outreach FacilitatorOffice
 (425) 556-2545Pager
(206) 917-0023

Courtesy Photo of Jim Bove

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