Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Neighborhood Groups Can Learn Disaster Preparedness

Are you part of a neighborhood watch program, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), neighborhood association, or civic group? Your group can receive free training and participate in online preparedness exercises to improve your community's response to a natural disaster or other type of emergency.

A team of national, regional and state organizations invites all of these types of groups to participate in one of the scheduled disaster "tabletop exercises" being run via the internet.  These exercises have been designed specifically for organizations that work to support the disaster-caused needs of neighborhood residents during an emergency.

By participating in one or several of these exercises you will be able to assess your organization's existing disaster response capabilities.

There is no charge for participation in any of the exercises.

Six distinctive exercise scenarios are available.
  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Hurricane
  • Influenza Pandemic
  • Tornado
  • Wildfire
For additional information and to register please visit the Disaster Resistant Communities website. If you have questions, please contact Chris Floyd, chrisfloyd at drc-group.com.

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