Disaster Preparedness Network
The Wren Disaster Preparedness Network is a project of the WCC to build a disaster-resilient community. There are thirteen local Phone Tree areas, or "neighborhoods" in the Wren community. These neighborhoods have volunteer Leaders who are in contact with the community co-coordinators: Karen Schulz at 541-740-7960 and Jenny Brandenburg at 541-609-8129. All Wren residents are eligible to participate in this network and should contact Karen or Jenny to sign up.
In the event of an emergency the co-coordinators of the network will activate the Phone Tree Network, calling each Neighborhood Leader. They, or a nearby neighbor, will contact residents, determine if anyone needs assistance, and convey pertinent information or instructions. Phone Tree members may be asked to pass the message on to other neighbors on the Phone Tree, as doing so could save lives. Phone Tree drills, often in conjunction with Benton County Emergency Services are conducted periodically to ensure the system is functioning.
Packets of useful information and details on preparing for emergencies are provided to each participating Wren household. If you are a new resident, please contact Jenny Brandenburg at 541-609-8129 for the packet, and introduction to your neighborhood.
In addition, the Linn-Benton Alert System provides rapid notification via landline phone, text message, cell phone, email, or multiple phone numbers in case of emergency. To sign up, go online to the Benton County Sheriff.
Map of Neighborhoods
CLick on the underscored word: neighborhoods in the second sentence above.