It might be common knowledge that, in a disaster or widespread emergency event, first responders will usually be overwhelmed with calls for help. Consequently, they may not be able to reach everyone who needs help quickly. What may be less known is that nearly 70% percent of all disaster survivors are rescued by neighbors and bystanders who are usually the first ones on the scene and in the best position to save lives. Across the country, neighborhoods are organizing themselves to prepare for a big earthquake, flood, or other disasters.
Neighbor 4 Neighbor is a program that provides tools and resources to help Cypress neighborhoods increase disaster preparedness and training for emergencies. The program also helps neighbors collaborate to reduce crime and promote neighborhood safety.
To find out more about Neighbor 4 Neighbor, or to host an event in your neighborhood, please contact, Cypress Police Department Emergency Services, 714-229-6625.