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I wanted to touch base with you all about some upcoming events related to our emergency preparedness efforts.

Firstly, don’t forget about our regular Second Sunday Check-In, followed by a Ready SE Committee meeting this Sunday, March 10th. It’s a great opportunity for us to test this part of our neighborhood disaster plan. 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. This month we will be reviewing a draft of our neighborhood committee’s work plan for 2024.


Here are some other events that may be of interest to you:

Wednesday, March 6 · 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:  Prepare-A-Palooza. Hosted by Full Access. Join community partners, first responders and other local resources for a day of fun and inclusive emergency preparedness! Stop by the 211info table and say hi! I’ll be there with whistles. 252 Lawrence Street Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday, March 7 · 10:00 AM: FEMA and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) have released a new first-of-its-kind guide for caregivers to help them prepare for disasters and protect their loved ones, called Take Control in 1, 2, 3: Disaster Preparedness Guide for Caregivers. The guide was developed with a deep understanding of the role of caregivers and the challenges they face and provides an easy-to-use and clear tool, along with actionable steps to increase disaster resilience. FEMA will host a webinar with national partners, click here to register.

Thursday, March 7 · 6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM: Head to Toe Triage, Eugene-Springfield CERT, Fire Training Facility – 1705 W 2nd Ave. The SEN Neighborhood Carpool leaves between 5:30 PM and 5:45 PM, email me if you want to attend with us! You do not have to be a CERT to attend.


Sunday, March 10: Ready SE Second Sunday Check-in (details above)

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: The SEN General Meeting, coordinated by David Monk, will focus solely on wildfire, featuring U of O Professor Bart Johnson sharing research on fire behavior in the south hills of Eugene, and Kate Johns discussing fuels reduction efforts funded for this year and future plans, with time for questions after each presentation. Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. Zoom Link:


Thursday, March 14, 2:30 PM: The Lane Preparedness Coalition will meet virtually at the Springfield Justice Center at 230 4th St, Springfield to review community lessons learned from the Ice Storm.

Last, if you want to take your readiness training a step further, the Trauma Intervention Program of Lane County is offering training April 4-7, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM for their crisis responder program. For more information, download their flyer here.

Heather Sielicki

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