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Neighborhood Resilience & Security After a Disaster

Leading and Organizing Successful Teams

Neighborhood Organization and Advanced Personal Preparedness

Neighborhood Resilience and Security After a Disaster

After an major earthquake, city services will be unavailable for days, if not weeks. Neighborhoods that work together will survive together. “Hope is not a strategy.” Everyone should be prepared to survive on their own without markets or gas stations or restaurants during this time. But we don’t exist in a vacuum. We live in communities, in neighborhoods, in street blocks. By working with our neighbors and combining resources, it’s easier for everyone to survive. Time and time again, we hear people who are worried about letting their neighbors know what they have or are worried that their neighborhoods will become targets by those who didn’t prepare. An active, prepared neighborhood will actually be less of a target than a single home that is prepared but on their own.


Leading and Organizing Successful Teams

The “T” in Community Emergency Response Team is how the response happens. So much about organizing as a functional team is taught in the Incident Command System module of the CERT training. What isn’t taught is what it takes to be a good Team Leader and how the Team Leader and Team Members work together to accomplish the mission. The reality is that the Team Members are not there to support the Team Leader. The Team Leader is there to support the Team Members and it is the Team Members who succeed the mission. There are no gold-stars in CERT. The Team succeeds or fails together. Download the PowerPoint Presentation at https://1drv.ms/b/s!AnZKb4KPZl2YxpcaU… This presentation builds upon our previous presentation on setting up CERT Staging Areas.


Neighborhood Organization and Advanced Personal Preparedness

Statistically, 70% of all survivors of a disaster are rescued by other survivors. Immediately after a disaster, you and your neighbors will become the first responders in your community. What you do in the first hour after an earthquake will save lives. The Map Your Neighborhood Training (MYN) is a core part of the Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) and Neighborhood Team Programs (NTP) and gives you the basic knowledge of what you and your neighbors need to do in the “Golden Hour” following an earthquake to take care of yourself and your family and to safely help your neighbors. Traditionally this is hosted in one of your neighbor’s homes and generally focuses on 20-house hold blocks. These Block Teams become the core response during the first hour immediately following a disaster such as an earthquake. What you do in the first hour after an earthquake will save lives.