Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is a state-wide disaster preparedness program that empowers neighborhoods to prepare for emergencies and disaster situations. The program helps save lives, reduces the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduces property damage. In addition, working together as a team and contributing as an individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in Kirkland.
MYN will help you
- Learn the "9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster" to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood. It is hard to think clearly following a disaster and these steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives.
- Identify the Skills and Equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in an effective disaster response. Knowing which neighbors have supplies and skills helps your disaster response be timely, and allows everyone to contribute to the response in a meaningful way.
- Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of natural gas and propane tanks for quick response if needed.
- Create a Contact List that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled, or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
- Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.
To request Map Your Neighborhood materials, complete the MYN request form (PDF - 218 kb)
Forms can be dropped off, emailed, or mailed to:
Helen Ahrens-Byington, Deputy Fire Chief
Kirkland City Hall - Office of Emergency Management
123 5th Ave.
Kirkland, WA 98033
For further information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (425) 587-3603, or visit the Washington State Emergency Management Division website.