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Hello Ready Southeast Neighbors and Volunteers,

May is Wildfire Awareness Month and it’s off to a good start with several learning opportunities tomorrow and a great volunteer victim one next week. This month our Radio Check-In, followed by a Ready SE Committee meeting, will take place on Sunday, May 12th. Radio practice begins at 7 PM.
The face-to-face part of our check-in takes place virtually at 7:30 PM over Google Meet to discuss updates or plans. In March, we reviewed a draft of our neighborhood committee’s work plan for 2024. Last month, we reviewed the web page update and began tackling the disaster plan update. We will continue our work together guided by these documents this month. Please contact me to lend a hand to our preparedness work outside of the regular meeting schedule or if you want to carpool to the CERT meeting tomorrow night, we leave around 5:30 pm.
——-Alerts Alert

Are you signed up to receive emergency alerts in Lane County? Accounts on the 
old system (AlertMe!) were deleted on January 20, 2024 and neighbors must register for a free account on Everbridge at to make sure they don’t miss any critical safety information. Block captains, please make sure your community is prepared for wildfire season and spread the word.

——-Whole Community News

Ready Southeast Volunteer John Q Murray shared his PIO activity in April (9 preparedness stories; 48 overall):


——-Community Preparedness Events
  • May 2, 11:00 AM:  OSU Extension Fire Program Not all Flame is the Same: Oregon’s Diverse Fire Ecology. In this webinar, a team of regional fire specialists will share diverse stories about how fire has shaped Oregon landscapes historically and currently. Understanding fire’s role in the place you live can help you become better prepared for fire and smoke, and more aware of your local ecological setting. Free registration,

  • May 2, 6:00 PM: Wildfire Readiness “Ready Set Go”: CERT Meeting: Open to the Public, Eugene Springfield Fire Station #2, 1705 W 2nd Ave.

  • May 2, 6:30-9pm:  Public Safety in our Neighborhood: Madison Middle School cafeteria, (875 Wilkes Dr, Eugene). Public safety is more than just policing. How do the providers work together to keep us safe? Where are the gaps in the services? Who falls through the cracks and why? How can we help? A conversation with Eugene Police Dept., Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office, CAHOOTS, Mobile Crisis Service of Lane County and Western Lane Crisis Response.

  • May 6, 7, and 8: Volunteer Victims WantedThe Eugene/Springfield Fire Department is hosting a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Exercise featuring an “exploding food truck” scenario at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, located in Alton Baker Park at 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene. The exercise will take place from May 6 to May 8, each day from 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM. This event offers a unique opportunity for the community to observe first responders in action during a mass casualty drill. Families, children, friends, and neighbors are all encouraged to attend for a fun way to support our local emergency personnel. No experience or acting ability is needed. Email for more information on how to participate.

Have a good and safe month,
Heather Sielicki
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