The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency. These steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level and teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive. Developed by Washington Emergency Management.
Start your neighborhood plan now, learn more about the 5 Step process!
Take the first step to getting your neighborhood in a better position to prepare for and bounce back from disasters by downloading this 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Toolkit. Developed by the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department.
CERT courses consist of a series of eight classes, which focus on disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue operations. Each course concludes with a mock-disaster drill, which tests the participants training. The CERT course is taught by Fire Fighters and Paramedics, as well as, volunteers and first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course, conducted by Oregon Emergency Management.
Purpose The purpose of Eugene-Springfield CERT (ESCERT) is to promote public disaster awareness, facilitate training and other disaster preparations in neighborhoods, and aid first-responders in the event of a disaster.
Vision Residents of every neighborhood in the Eugene-Springfield area are prepared to help each other and show resilience in the face of disaster.
Mission On an ongoing basis, increase the pre-disaster preparedness of Eugene-Springfield area neighborhoods to better enable post-disaster resilience.
Since the program was started, we have successfully trained over 1500 citizens from within the Eugene Springfield Metro Area!
Completed over 25 CERT Basic Courses! That is over 700 training hours!