Engage Others

Talk about preparedness with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers... everyone! Help them understand our regional hazards and what we can do to prepare.


Community members make plans for their neighborhood. Med and women are standing around a table looking at a map.


Neighbors meet to discuss emergency preparedness. They are in a living room, and a woman is standing up talking to others who are seated.



Map Your Neighborhood

The Map Your Neighborhood program teaches you and your neighbors to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives during an emergency. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level. It's best for 15-20 homes or a defined area that you can walk around in one hour. It teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police, or utility workers arrive.

Get "Neighborhood Ready" (in Gresham)

If you live in Gresham, you can participate in the Neighborhood Ready program. The City of Gresham will: provide training workshops on reducing opportunities for crime, first aid, and emergency preparedness; provide technical expertise; install Neighborhood Watch signs; and provide materials for projects, as possible.

30 Days 30 Ways

Join the 30 Days 30 Ways challenge! Every September, a simple readiness task will be posted each day of the month on the game's website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. Submit a response, and a daily winner will win points. The person with the most points at the end of the month will win. Use this game to stay motivated, and share it with others to help get them engaged. Brought to you by the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) in Vancouver.

Become a Preparedness Champion

Be a voice for common-sense preparedness in every realm of your life. Talk to your friends and family about it. Speak up at work, church, mosque, synagogue, your kid's school, your local community center, and any other group or organization you're a part of. Contact your local and state elected representatives in Oregon and Washington, and let them know that preparedness is important to you.