BandonPrepares strives to build a culture of preparedness!
The mission of BandonPrepares is to help those living in the City of Bandon and the Bandon Rural Fire Protection District to be prepared should a disaster strike. Our goals include wide implementation of the "Map Your Neighborhood" program that encourages individual stockpiling of emergency supplies and an organized "Community Emergency Response Team" (CERT) which furthers the teamwork necessary to recover from a disaster.
One of BandonPrepares' keystone programs is "Map Your Neighborhood". The program is designed to inform local residents so they can learn how to prepare for disasters, and get to know their neighbors and resources in the vicinity to be able to care for each other.
BandonPrepares, Inc. is a registered Oregon non-profit organization supporting the City of Bandon and the Bandon Rural Fire Protection District in implementing a program of disaster preparedness. Please consider donating to support the activities outlined below.
** BandonPrepares Preparedness Fair - April 18, 2015, 1-4 PM **
The public is invited to the Fair at the Bandon Community Center ("The Barn") to receive information on emergency preparedness. The theme is "Survival is a Do-It-Yourself Kit". The Fair will be preceded by a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30 PM to open the containers recently installed at City Park to store emergency supplies for the community in the event of a disaster. Experts and vendors will be present to discuss and demonstrate tools to minimize fire threat to your home, store and treat water, first aid, store food, prepare a grab and go kit, and care for pets in an emergency. Information will also be available on the Map Your Neighborhood Program, the Community Emergency Response Team and other programs. Contact BandonPrepares President, Leslie Clark, at 541-347-7701 for more information.
** BandonPrepares Awarded Oregon OEM Grant **
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management awarded a $9900 grant for materials on Feb. 27, 2015 to improve Bandon's tsunami evacuation route signage and way finding capability. The project will install informational and directional signage in Bandon during April-July, 2015. The project's numerous stakeholders, led by the City of Bandon and the Port of Bandon, will be donating an additional $30,000 of in-kind labor and materials.
Community Emergency Response Team training in Bandon was successfully conducted and the Bandon CERT is now functioning. New classes will be forming. BandonPrepares continues to support CERT, but does not control its activity. Bandon CERT meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Training Room at the Bandon Rural Fire Protection District Hall on 17th St. south of town west of Hwy 101. Watch for the biggest flag!
Sign up for First Aid and CPR classes that are being planned to follow up on the CERT Training. Information will become available when the classes are scheduled. For FREE First Aid Training on-line you may go to a site sponsored by Pro First Aid and watch numerous training videos to improve your knowledge at your own pace.
A "Cache Program" is being implemented to support the community. One of the most pressing problems for as much as one-third of the population is to find a safe and secure place to store emergency preparedness food and equipment. This problem is caused by the fact that their homes are in the tsunami inundation zone and anything stored there is not expected to survive. The City of Bandon has placed two 20-foot storage containers in City Park to provide for a cache of emergency supplies. Financial donations are needed to acquire contents. Bandon area churches, through the Bandon Ministerial Association, will "adopt a container" to help with maintenance of the supplies.
BandonPrepares' Board of Directors Meetings are generally on the last Tuesday of each month at noon also at the Bandon Rural Fire Protection District Hall. The public is welcome. Contact us for the most current information.
Contact: P.O. Box 13, Bandon, Oregon | 541-252-7335