Montanans are helping prepare their whole communities for emergencies and disasters by hosting Neighborhood Preparedness Parties, Map Your Neighborhood Trainings, and Preparedness Fairs. These events help Montanans learn how to prepare for disasters and emergencies like wildfires, flooding, and extreme weather.
MSU Deer Lodge County Extension is hosting the “1st 72 is on U” Event at the Anaconda High School Little Theater on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6pm. The entire community is invited to attend to learn how to be a prepared and ready household. Contact Barbara Andreozzi, Extension Agent, at 406-563-4036 to get involved.
An Ashland Community Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 8m 2012 at the St. Labre Indian School. Community members will learn about the Map Your Neighborhood Program and receive emergency supply starter kits. Contact Pat Dennis at 406-784-4500 to learn more.
Representatives from Stone Child College and the Rocky Boy Clinic will be providing preparedness materials during Native American Week on the Rocky Boy Reservation. Contact Janet Runnion at 406-395-4486 or Mary Gallegos at 406-395-4313 for more information.
Malmstrom Air Force Base Office of Emergency Management is hosting Preparedness Information Fairs at the Base Exchange throughout September. Stop by between 11am-1pm on September 11, 18, or 25 to receive materials and preparedness resources. Call Nathan Sisk at 406-731-6632 for details.
The Salvation Army of Great Falls is supporting the Veterans Stand Down at the Montana Expo Park on September 20-22, 2012 from 10am to 5pm. The Salvation Army will be distributing preparedness resources to participants and volunteers. Contact Jesse Oldham, Emergency and Disaster Services Coordinator, at 406-761-6506 to get involved.
Tri-County residents are invited to a Map Your Neighborhood Training at the Lewis and Clark Library on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7pm. Contact DES Coordinator for Lewis and Clark County, Paul Spengler, at 406-447-8285 to learn more.
Members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary members, and Sons of the American Legion are invited to a National Preparedness Month Celebration at the American Legion, Lewis and Clark Post #2, at 3095 Villard. The celebration is Thursday, September 20, from 7pm to 8:30pm. Contact Karen Semple at 406-443-3376 for more information.
The Miles City Local Advisory Council on Mental Health, RSVP, Custer County Public Health, and the Custer County Community Health Clinic are hosting a Disaster Preparedness Party at the Developmental Education Assistance Program on October 25, 2012. Community members with mental illness or developmental disabilities and their group homes will be given disaster preparedness kits. Contact Antonia Klein, Community Program Officer with DPHHS, at 406-234-1866 to learn more.
Butch Renders, DES Coordinator for Richland County, is hosting a Preparedness Conference for Local Emergency Planning Committees, Tribal Emergency Response Committees, and Tribal and County DES Coordinators September 25-27, 2012. Contact Butch Renders at 406-433-2220 for details.
These preparedness events are partially sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Community Service. Learn how you can hold a Neighborhood Preparedness Party in your community here.