NPM 2 – Plan to Help Your Neighbors and Community


  • Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help arrives.
  • Check on your neighbors, when it is safe to do so.
  • Your neighbor may have to rely on you during an emergency or you may need to rely on them.
  • Talk to your utility companies about how to safely shut off your utilities.
  • Find out and mark where your shut-off valves are for water/gas/electricity.
  • Get involved in your community, volunteers are always needed. There are always opportunities and ways to help others.
  • Take the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training when it is offered.
  • In case of a life threatening emergency, it is ok to move an injured person away from the ongoing danger.
  • Look for ways that you can help prepare your neighborhood in case of a disaster.