Upcoming Community Events
Monthly Meeting September 9th, 6:00 to 8:00 General Public Welcome
Chalice Dew Johnson, Whatcom Sheriff's Office-Division of Emergency Management:
Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters. A single disaster causes many individual emergencies at one time. Unfortunately, the police or fire department may not be able to respond to your call for help in a timely manner. Professional emergency response to your situation may be delayed for hours, even days. Of necessity you and your neighbors become the first responders to your emergencies. Preparing your neighborhood is vital. Neighbors that are prepared are more effective in their response to a disaster and have an increased capacity to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours after a disaster. In recent time this 72 hour rule has changed to 2 weeks.
Be sure to check your emails from the VMC. There are several classes being offered that may be of interest to you. These include Stop the Bleed, How to care for commercial livestock during an emergency, How to care for household pets during an emergency, and How to assist with FEMA paperwork.