Emergency Preparedness Links

> Red Cross 1st Aid and CPR class:  http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr/performing-cpr
Red Cross “Safe and Well Link”.  After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.

> A Nurse’s Guide to CPR:  https://online.maryville.edu/nursing-degrees/nurses-guide-cpr/

> Watch this video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3NlCXA6_kE

Emergency Management

On this page:
Action Items
> Earthquake Information
> Emergency Resources


> Action Items:
– How to Build a Disaster Kit
– Family Supply Check List

> Earthquake Information:

CREW  (Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup)
CREW formed in the late 1990s to address the regional nature of earthquake hazards in the Pacific Northwest and the interdependency of public agencies and private businesses in planning for earthquakes. They are a nonprofit public-private coalition of business people, emergency managers, scientists, government officials and civic leaders who work together to reduce the effects of earthquakes and related hazards, such as tsunami, throughout the Cascadia region, which stretches from northern California to British Columbia.

CREW has published three reports, called scenarios, that describe the major types of earthquakes that occur in the Cascadia region. These scenarios explain how these earthquakes affect the region and the damage and losses that have occurred or could occur in the future.

Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes.


> Emergency Resources:

American Red Cross
Red Cross offers a wide variety of classes that meet the needs of the general public, workplaces, schools and organizations.

ARES  (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)
Clark County ARES is a volunteer organization of FCC licensed Amateur Radio operators whose major purpose is to provide county-wide emergency communications.

CERT  (Community Emergency Response Team)
The Community Emergency Response Team is a volunteer team of citizens committed to disaster preparedness and response. They have gone beyond the level of personal preparedness recommended for all citizens. They are trained through a 7-week course to care for their neighborhoods in a disaster situation.

CRESA  (Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency)
CRESA provides consolidated 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch services throughout Clark County, Washington, for both police and fire agencies.

FEMA  (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

MRC  (Medical Reserve Corp)
MRC volunteers work alongside public health staff during emergencies to handle a major disease outbreak or act of bioterrorism.

Map Your Neighborhood
The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency.

NOW  (Neighbors on Watch)
Citizens in the City of Vancouver that are interested in making their neighborhoods safer are encouraged to apply for the Vancouver Police Department’s volunteer program called “Neighbors On Watch (NOW).”