May 23 Map Your Neighborhood Workshop

Posted on 05/13/2018
An image of map your neighborhood wordsEmergencies don’t often provide enough time to create and implement an action plan. A free Map Your Neighborhood event at City Hall in Mill Creek on May 23 will help people develop individual and neighborhood plans to be prepared for emergencies.

“We may not have the volcanoes that are making headlines right now, but emergencies come in different forms,” said Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin. “This workshop is great for neighbors to attend together to put a neighborhood emergency management program in place, or it’s great for individuals who want to help others in a larger-scale emergency.”

The 90-minute Map Your Neighborhood workshop covers the first nine steps to take immediately following a disaster and teaches people how to work with their neighbors to identify safety hazards, including gas explosions, potential fires, water main shutoffs and other safety concerns. Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations can save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage.

The workshop curriculum features new and updated material from Mill Creek Police Chaplain Nick Lewis, who leads the course.

The workshop is scheduled on May 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mill Creek City Hall South, Council Chambers, 15728 Main St. in Mill Creek. Other workshops are scheduled for Aug. 22 and Nov. 28. Interested parties should register in advance at www.cityofmillcreek.com/mapyourneighborhood.