Miscellaneous

Part Three of Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Part 3! Are you ready for a wildfire, flood, or Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake?

In the event of a major quake, most or all bridges will fail; power and water will be out of service for weeks or months; grocery stores will be empty; and there will be no cell service.

We can expect to be without any assistance for at least two weeks, as first responders deal with coastal communities. What will you do to be prepared?

SESNA is teaming up with the City of Salem’s Community Emergency Response Teams to bring a three-part series of discussions to your local parks this summer. The talks are twenty minutes, plus question and answer time, and will include useful handouts and checklists to take home.

Did you miss the first two in the series? Don’t worry! They don’t have to be in order. Come to the final session, and the CERT representative can provide handouts and help you find a group receiving the first and second sessions!

Get Involved: Tuesday, August 22, 6:30 PM at Richmond Park, east of Richmond School.

Salem sponsors Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. A neighborhood with a group of CERT-trained volunteers not only has neighbors who know how to administer first aid, treat drinking water, fill and install sandbags, and more, but also gains access to a cache of emergency supplies.

The session will precede the regular monthly meeting of SESNA. At this month’s meeting, from 7:00-8:00, we will hear from City Councilor Tom Andersen; discuss options to improve the traffic and parking situation around Richmond School; and brainstorm subjects we’d like Mayor Bennett to address at October’s annual meeting.

See you there!

PAST SESSION 1 (June 2017)

Get a Plan: The first in the series helped us understand what can happen and how to prepare. Aside from the Big One, we have flooding and other emergencies that can occur. Having a plan to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors laid out in advance will help you when and if you need to put it into action.

PAST SESSION 2 (July 2017)

Get a Kit: The second discussion focused on how to assemble an emergency kit. Remember, no assistance for two weeks. That means you need to provide food, water, medications, and other necessities for yourself and your family for two weeks, possibly longer. Do you know what you need?

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