Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Starting in June the RNA will host a series of four emergency preparedness workshops for the entire Richmond community thanks to a Small Neighborhood Grant from Southeast Uplift. Each workshop is geared to help Richmond neighbors prepare for any type of emergency in Portland. Each workshop will provide targeted, useful information that will be relevant to all – homeowners, renters, businesses and schools. Information presented will range from technical details from city authorities to DIY tips from neighbors. All four workshops are free and all venues are handicapped accessible. Children are welcome. The atmosphere will be a celebratory one as we get informed together. 

Workshop #1 – Every Plan Begins at Home
Saturday, June 1, 9:00AM – 12:30PM, Central Christian Church
Topics will include:
Why Plan? – The importance of a plan and getting informed.
Household Plan – What steps to take to create your own household plan.
Local Resources and Information

Workshop #2 – The Kit
Sunday, June 23, 1:00 – 4:30PM, Echo Theater
Topics will include:
Kit Basics – “Stay kit” and “Go kit” – What they are and what goes in them.
DIY Kits – Practical, affordable examples for your own kit and where to put them.
Sanitation! – How to build your own Twin Bucket Emergency Toilet.

Workshop #3 – Home Strengthening
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:45PM, Waverly Heights Congregational United Church
Topics will include:
Secure Your Living/Work Space – What to secure and how.
Secure Your House – Seismic strengthening of your home to its foundation.

Workshop #4 – Neighborhood Network
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 – 8:45PM, Waverly Heights Congregational United Church
Topics will include:
Getting Prepared with Your Neighbors
Map Your Neighborhood
Block Connectors – Local neighbors share their experiences.
NET – What it is and how it functions, designated hubs and gathering locations.