Emergency Preparedness in the Neighborhood

Preparing for potential disasters can help us respond in more effective ways to save lives, minimize injuries, and lessen damage to our homes and businesses. Other major disasters have demonstrated how important the first 72 hours are to accomplish these goals. For an event like a major earthquake it’s understood that the City’s emergency services…

CANCELLED Zombie Apocalypse – Nationwide Community / Neighborhood Exercise

Zombie Apocalypse – Nationwide Community / Neighborhood Exercise: The objective of each exercise is for participants, working as part of their organization’s team, to enhance their emergency management knowledge while strengthening their disaster preparedness and response capabilities. When: Saturday, April 29, 10am to 12pm Where: Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405 Zombie…

EWEB is taking orders for emergency water containers

by Joe Harwood, Eugene Water & Electric Board Eugene Water & Electric Board customers who want to prepare for earthquakes, forest fires or other emergencies that could interrupt the delivery of drinking water can now pre-order 3-gallon water storage containers at a discounted price. Starting on March 22 EWEB customers can pre-order 3-gallon bisphenol A-free water…

You Have a Disaster Plan

by Don Metheny, SEN CERT Lead We all have a plan.  It may be to do nothing.  It may be to do everything.  Or something in between.  It’s fine to have a plan.  But if you don’t put that plan into action at some point, what good is it?  So let’s be reasonable.  A little…

Weekend Ham Radio Class, March 25-26

Sat, Mar 25, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eugene, OR (location TBD) Saturday, 3/25: Class – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, 3/26: Class – 8 a.m. – noon, followed by license exam @ 2 p.m. Costs: The class is free. Administration of the license exam is through ARRL VEC and costs $15 (payable via…