Map your Neighborhood
Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.
The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency. These steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level, 15-20 homes or a defined area that you can canvas in 1 hour. It teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive.
If you have questions, please contact the Emergency Management Division’s Public Education staff at (253) 512-7419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington State Residents/Partners
Please send an email to email@example.com to receive your MYN materials and the contact information for your local emergency management office. Note: Local offices track each organized neighborhood to help them meet their planning and preparedness goals.
MYN Supporting Materials
Overview of MYN (PDF)
MYN Discussion Guide (PDF)
HELP / OK Card (PDF)
MYN Rural Settings (PDF)
MYN Contact List - Template (Word)
MYN Video Playlist (Contact us if you need the DVD with captions)
MYN Workbook (each household receives a workbook to fill out at the neighborhood meeting; they take the workbook home with them)
Interested in MYN and live outside Washington State?
MYN workbooks, either customized with your logo or generic, are available for purchase for residents outside of Washington state. Please submit your order through the Department of Enterprise Services Fulfillment Center: MyPrint.
New program coming!
We are excited to announce the upcoming release of a new neighborhood preparedness program titled Be 2 Weeks Ready! The new program, releasing in fall of 2021, is currently being developed by partners in Washington and Oregon. The program will be readily accessible for all to use and will be scalable for use by families, neighborhoods, and communities. To be notified when the new program is available, please complete the form below.