A “neighborhood” is defined as: Groups of homes and residents that are in close proximity to each other or are characterized by other factors that lead to a formation of a “local group”. SSEPO has been working with residents in each of the neighborhoods to locate “Neighborhood Coordinators” (NC) within the defined South Skyline Neighborhoods. SSEPO provides training to the NC’s to work with members of their own community to develop an emergency preparedness plan tailored to their neighborhood.
The NC provides, among other services, the following to their neighborhood:
Helps organize emergency communication channels, processes and procedures
Works with neighbors to develop emergency preparedness procedures appropriate to their community
Keeps neighbors up-to-date with training opportunities (local CERT classes, Red Cross training, local Ham Radio training, local exercises and drills)
Interfaces with the SSEPO Board and provides updated support requirements and needs from residents
Stays aware of local emergency equipment grants and funding opportunities for neighborhood equipment. Select SSEPO Grant Policy for info on how a neighborhood, or organization, can obtain a SSEPO grant.
Supports neighborhood awareness of local emergency triage centers
SSEPO has identified the following neighborhoods:
The neighborhoods that have active Emergency Preparedness Organizations are identified above in blue. Click on the link to get additional information about each Neighborhood Organization.
Not all identified neighborhoods currently have a Neighborhood Coordinator (NC). If you are interested in becoming a neighborhood NC, please contact us at info@SSEPO.org Select the following link to find out how you can get started in organizing your neighborhood: To DoTask List
A critical part of a prepared neighborhood is quick and effective communication. For most neighborhoods, this can be accomplished with a Phone Tree and GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) Radios, when phone service is not available. The neighborhood of Portola Heights / Castanea Ridge has a network of about 20 GMRS radio users. For information about how their Phone Tree and GMRS communications is organized, see the following link: Phone Tree and GMRS Radio Procedures.
One important neighborhood project as been the GIS Mapping Project. Please see GIS Mapping Results for information about what this project is and the status as of September, 2016.