Emergency Preparedness

Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness service focuses on neighborhoods.  At the center is the creation of Neighborhood Emergency Teams, although NET depends on individual and household preparedness, and exists in the context of regional preparedness, so those topics are briefly included.

Begun in 2016 in response to a local resident asking if any neighbors were interested in disaster preparedness.  In 2017, the service received its first grant for the effort.

The initial effort is for an area on the plateau east of Renton.  A separate domain name and web site has been created for the service.

The intent is to stimulate the creation of neighborhood emergency planning.

More information can be found on the NEP site (PlateauReady.org) set up for the initial efforts.