Upcoming Earthquake & Wildfire Preparedness Events

Disaster Preparedness Workshops
Two workshops, open to the public, will be held at local community centers this month. Attendees will learn the basics of disaster planning and the importance of community preparedness.

  • Wednesday, June 15:  1:00 – 2:30 pm, at the Campbell Community Center
  • Thursday, June 23:  5:30 – 7:00 pm, at the Hilyard Community Center

Block Coordinator Training
Citizen training for implementing Southeast Neighbors disaster plan within immediate neighborhood and broader community. Includes FRS radio communications protocol training. More details…

  • Sunday, June 26:  3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hilyard Community Center
  • Sunday, July 31: 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hilyard Community Center
  • Sunday, August 28: 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hilyard Community Center

Get Involved

You are not alone during an emergency. Local fire/rescue and law enforcement agencies have plans in place to serve and assist during disaster situations. But with over 25,000 people in South Eugene, immediate support may not be available during a large scale crisis situation. Neighbors should be prepared to assist each other for several days after an event, depending on the size of the disaster.

Being prepared means having a plan. It also means neighbors helping neighbors. When considering how you can help your neighbors, be sure to include:

  • Neighbors with disabilities and those of all ages that might need help in the aftermath of a disaster.
  • Neighbors who have a reduced ability or inability to see, read, walk, speak, hear, learn, remember, understand and/or respond.
  • Neighbors with visible disabilities, such as wheelchair users and individuals who are blind, and those with hidden needs and disabilities, such as respiratory conditions, emotional or mental health conditions, significant allergies, asthma, and/or chemical and other environmental sensitivities.
  • Neighbors who lack transportation, single working parents, and those who have limited or no ability to speak, read, or understand English and will need translated information.

Here is who we are looking for to lead this effort:

  • Neighbors with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training or those active in neighborhood watch
  • Neighborhood association, human services, clergy, or business leaders
  • Police, fire, or military personnel, health care professionals
  • Those with experience providing care for persons with disabilities or other vulnerable populations
  • Teachers, principals, parent leaders and homeschool groups

If you would like to get involved with our neighborhood preparedness efforts, please contact don.metheny@gmail.com.