Wren Emergency Preparedness
Take the Scared out of Being Prepared
There are many on-line resources to aid parents/care givers with helping children during an emergency or disaster. The Wren Emergency Preparedness Committee encourages you to do some research and gather information, specific to your household, to include the well being of children when planning a household evacuation or shelter-in-place.
Most importantly, PRACTICE, which will reduce chaos and stress during an emergency.
what if you are all home
what if you are separated [work, school, day care, etc.]
what are the communication plans for different scenarios
Suggested on-line key word searches to help you get started:
emergencies with kids
emergency situations worksheets
emergency preparedness activities (for preschool, students, youth)
The Wren Disaster Preparedness Phone Tree Network is part of emergency preparedness/response and involves thirteen local phone tree areas, described as “neighborhoods” - map provided below. These neighborhoods have volunteer leaders who are in contact with the community co-coordinators:
Karen Schulz at 541-740-7960
Jenny Brandenburg at 541-609-8129
Contact a co-coordinator if you are interested in joining the phone tree network. Participation is confidential and includes residents living or owning property in the Wren Fire District.
In the event of an emergency, the co-coordinators activate the phone tree network, contacting (phone/text) each Neighborhood Leader. They, or a nearby neighbor, would contact you and provide information and/or instructions. You may be asked to pass the message on to another neighbor on the Phone Tree, as doing so could save lives.
Sign up for the Linn-Benton ALERT Emergency Notification System for your email and portable devices. The system is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton County residents of emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events. By signing up, you receive time-sensitive emergency and safety alerts from public safety officials in Linn or Benton County. You choose how and where to receive alerts - cell, home, and/or work phone, by email, text messages, or TTY (hearing impaired devices) and more.
"Disaster Preparedness for You and Your Household", contact Benton County Emergency Management for this booklet. Add'l information can be found at Benton County Community Emergency Plans - https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/community-emergency-plans
Disaster Response Guide (DRG), Wren Emergency Planning Committee (Nov. 2016); page 19 of the DRG includes a list of additional regional/national resources - Click for link to DRG
Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), Wren Emergency Planning Committee (Nov. 2016) - Click for link to EOP
Firewise How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfire
Emergency Communications Workshop (slides) - PDF (click for link), Wren Emergency Planning Committee
Pets/Livestock in a Disaster, Wren Emergency Planning Committee - PDF (click for link)
Consumer Power offers "Mountain House emergency food....at a discounted price for members." The earliest expiration date is 2047.
3 day supply for 1 person - $50
14 day supply for 1 person - $210