Map your Neighborhood

Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.

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. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level, 15-20 homes or a defined area that you can canvas in 1 hour.  It teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive.

If you have questions, please contact the Emergency Management Division’s Public Education staff at (253) 512-7419 or email

Washington State Residents/Partners

Please send an email to to receive your MYN materials and the contact information for your local emergency management office.  Note: Local offices track each organized neighborhood to help them meet their planning and preparedness goals.

Out-of-State Residents/Partners

To receive a facilitator/leader packet for review, please send an email with your mailing address to  
We suggest you share the materials with your community leaders to see if they would like to implement city/county wide. To order the entire program and customized workbooks (most cost effective) email Lu An Johnson PhD,

Depending on how many of the workbooks you need or if you want to run a pilot program you can purchase generic workbooks from the Washington State Fulfillment Center. You will be able to place a label, sticker, written information and/or business card to the front of the workbook. Purchase Instructions/Cost Sheet.

MYN Supporting Materials

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