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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Contact:
Vivian Eason, Emergency Management Coordinator, (360) 867-2825

Neighborhood Preparedness Workshop on Jan. 15


When disaster strikes, the first to respond to you and your family are often not emergency workers, but your neighbors. Get the tips, tricks and tools you need to get you and your neighbors ready to stay safe and survive the next big disaster at the Map Your Neighborhood workshop on January 15.

The award winning Map Your Neighborhood program is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level by teaching neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police, or utility responders may be able to reach them after a disaster. The Map Your Neighborhood--Train-the-Trainer workshop on January 15 will not only offer tips and training on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster, it will also offer community organizing instruction and materials to help you get your neighbors engaged and create your own disaster response team for your community.

For more information about the January 15 workshop, or for more information on the Thurston County Emergency Management Division, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/em or contact Vivian Eason at easonv@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2825.

WHAT: FREE! Map Your Neighborhood: Train-the-Trainer Workshop

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

WHERE: Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center at 9521 Tilley Road SW, 98512, just south of the Tumwater city limits.


For updated information about Thurston County's emergency response and preparedness, go to www.co.thurston.wa.us/em.

Stay connected with TCEM with social media. Get Thurston County Emergency Management updates on Facebook and Twitter:

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Twitter: @ThurstonEM


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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3