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A word from our Senior Advisor
Dr. Geoff Simmons
Disaster Preparedness Information
Family Emergency Plan
Planning for Specific Emergencies
City of Eugene-
National Citizen Corps
Recommended FEMA Training
Weather & River Forecasts:
NWS River Forecast
River Level Alerts
River & Weather Alerts
"If disaster strikes, we are prepared!"
Getting Started is Easy!
Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.
Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. Learn more.
"Map Your Neighborhood" is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters and is offered through many local emergency management offices.
In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you.
For more info, click here!
Sponsored by City of Eugene Emergency Management, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Want to learn more?
"How To" Section:
72 hour kit - Suggested List
Family Emergency Plan
FEMA Independant Study Program
This spring and summer, a series of workshops will be held in Eugene and Springfield for CERT volunteers and other residents interested in disaster preparedness and response. The focus of these workshops will be improving how we communicate in day-to-day life and in disaster situations. We will also discuss neighborhood emergency planning.
February 19 - Southeast Eugene District @ Hilyard Community Center
March 21 - West Eugene District @ 2nd & Chambers
May 16 - Northeast Eugene District @ 2nd & Chambers
June 20 - Springfield District, Location TBD
For more details, and to find out how you can get more involved, please contact Lindsey Cullums at 541.682.5640 or email@example.com.
2015 Training Calendar
January 7 - Winter weather tabletop exercise
February 4 - Meeting fundamental needs in disaster
- Food tasting with THRIVE
- Water storage, disinfection and shutoff with EWEB
March 4 - Triage and medical skills review
April 1 - Instructor meeting - No training
May 4 & 6 - Animal preparedness
June 3 - Annual meeting
July 1 - Cultural competency training
August 5 - Traffic control training
September 2 - TBD
October 7 - Instructor meeting - No training
November 4 - Fall CERT course - No meeting
December 2 - Volunteer appreciation night
For more information, including locations and times, please contact Lindsey Cullums at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) Update
The City of Eugene and City of Springfield jointly manage a multijurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The Plan is updated every five years and ensures the two cities are eligible to apply for federal mitigation funding. The cities are in the process of updating the NHMP and extra staffing resources, if available, will enhance the plan and help ensure the project is complete and on time.
Your feedback in this process is valuable to us. Please take a moment to complete this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHMP2014
Your feedback will help build action items to drive the work of the planners in our area.
Should you have any questions please contact:
City of Eugene | Risk Services Division
Amateur Radio Technician (Entry-Level) Classes Available
Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Place: American Red Cross building, 862 Bethel Dr. Eugene
Cost: No cost for the class! The study book is $30. License exam fee is $15 at exam time.
Book: Ham Radio License Manual, 3rd edition
Books are available from the following sources:
- Ham Radio Outlet, Portland store, 1-800-765-4267
- American Radio Relay League, www.arrl.org
“Matt” Dillon W7ARD
439 Heywood Ave., Eugene, OR (Santa Clara area)
About the CERT Program
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.