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Are you Prepared?

Original post made by Annette on Jun 22, 2006

I would like to hear from you! Are you prepared for an emergency? If so, what special tips can you share? If not, What is stopping you? and what can the neighborhood leaders do to help? Thanks, Annette

Comments

Posted by Enoch Choi, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 22, 2006 at 11:30 am

As a medical volunteer in Katrina relief and a recent PANDA graduate (palo alto's CERT) I feel like even though I am prepared, I'm very concerned for my neighborhood. I don't think they're prepared, and PAN could help by encouraging the development of Block Captains, or at least encourage each neighbor know the emergency contact information and level of preparedness of their immediate next door and across-the-street neighbors.


Posted by Annette, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 22, 2006 at 11:34 am

Hi Enoch
Thanks for your note. The Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) will shortly annouce 3 city wide trainings for block captains. We plan on a general meeting in Midtown on July 18th: Police CHief Johnson will give us an overview of crime and then Susie Jones of the Police Deaprtment will talk about building a neighborhood network of block captains. We are workig on dates/places for the 2 other sessions!