Posted By Lewis on September 21, 2011
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. This is the perfect time for us to take a look at the fact that many of the residential buildings and businesses in our Pearl District, “mixed use” Neighborhood do not have Emergency Preparedness plans in place. As a result, we are ill-prepared to help one another in the event of natural or human-caused hazards.
To address this important issue, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association & Ecotrust are sponsoring a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop and Resource Fair for the neighborhood at large.
Mission #1 for the event is to increase our community’s level of awareness that risk reduction can be achieved through education and Emergency Preparedness Planning. We specifically encourage each residential building and business to invite a representative to attend this workshop as a first step.
Mission #2 is a Resource Fair which will provide the tools needed for residential buildings, small businesses, organizations and individuals to develop EP Plans which are unique to each setting. For example, there will be take-away information on Evacuation Systems for High-Rise Buildings, Small Business Emergency Planning, Family Disaster Plans, Ready-Set-Go for Children, Emergency Plans for Special Needs Individuals, Pets in Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Supply Kits, etc.
We are making this special plea to our entire neighborhood to get involved. Please join us.
Ecotrust Conference Center, 721 NW 9th Ave
Saturday, September 24th
9:00 AM-12:30 PM
8:30-9:00 Registration and Refreshments