Map Your Neighborhood

Map Your Neighborhood Workshops; Helping Residents Prepare for Crisis Situations
Posted on 07/19/2019

MILL CREEK, Wash. – Pulling together as a neighborhood saves lives when worst case scenarios become a reality. The Mill Creek Map Your Neighborhood workshops are designed to provide community members with preparedness tips to better face potential disaster scenarios.

The City hosts four disaster/emergency preparedness classes throughout the year. The workshops take place in City Hall South, Council Chambers, at 15728 Main St. The remaining 2019 Map Your Neighborhood workshop dates are as follows:

6:30-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20

6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27

The Map Your Neighborhood program is a collection of best practices, taught by Mill Creek Police Chaplain, Nick Lewis. These free, 90 minute sessions teach residents how to effectively come together with neighbors to work quickly and save lives if disaster strikes. The workshops cover the first steps to take immediately following a disaster and teach how to identify safety hazards such as fires, gas explosions, water main shutoffs and other safety concerns. Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies can save more lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage. 

“Preparedness is key for being ready for an emergency,” said Cynthia Diederich, a Copper Tree resident who has been through the program twice. “Map Your Neighborhood definitely gave me the tools I needed to be prepared. My family has started with baby steps. We are trying to implement one of the steps every month.”

Learn more about the Map Your Neighborhood program and register for the upcoming August 20 workshop at https://cityofmillcreek.com/city_government/police_department/community_outreach/map_your_neighborhood.