Neighborhood Preparedness

Be Prepared

About the Neighborhood Programs
Map Your Neighborhood and Neighborhood Emergency Teams (PC-NET) provides neighbors with the knowledge and tools necessary to work together for an effective response following emergencies and disasters. Professional responders will not be available to assist you after a major disaster—you become the first responder. If individuals and their neighbors are prepared to mutually assist one another, lives can be saved and property can be spared.

Invite a speaker to come out to your neighborhood to give a personal preparedness talk and introduce the two neighborhood programs.

Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams  - PC NET

The PC NET program teaches neighborhoods how to respond to disasters through a variety of training modules taught by your local PC-NET coordinators, local emergency responders, and your appointed neighborhood block coordinator(s). This program uses 9 basic steps for response and supports a neighborhood to develop an emergency team.


  1. Personal Preparedness and overview of neighborhood programs
  2. Team Development
  3. Gather Neighborhood Supplies
  4. Walkabout
  5. Neighborhood Response and Fire/9-1-1 Safety

Neighborhood Drill

  • Neighborhood Functional Drill: Participate in a neighborhood drill.
Map Your Neighborhood  - MYN
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. The Map Your Neighborhood Program (MYN) can help your neighborhood prepare by teaching you the 9 Steps to take Immediately Following a Disaster and helping to develop a Skills and Equipment Inventory, a Neighborhood Map and a Neighborhood Contact List.
Contact Pierce County Community Educators to get your neighborhood started.

 1. Personal Preparedness and overview of neighborhood programs.
  2. Neighborhood facilitated meeting to map your neighborhood and find out who can do what to help each other in event of a disaster, set up a phone tree as well.

Additional  opportunities

  • Train-the-Trainer: Become a Preparedness/Map Your Neighborhood and PC-NET trainer. Contact Outreach staff at 253-798-6595 if you are interested in getting more information.
Preparedness Academy
The Preparedness Academy offers disaster first aid and psychological first aid training for the response team. Team members who receive this training will be better equipped to fulfill the duties their disaster response team is responsible for. 

Resources for Neighborhood Preparedness Teams