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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Emergency Preparedness for Citizens

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Citizens are valuable partners in Baltimore County's ongoing emergency preparedness efforts. Through the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, Emergency Management professionals teach citizens how to help their families and their communities get through the 72 hours immediately following a disaster.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a multi-section, all-hazards program that includes interactive lectures and practical instruction. Participants are expected to attend a two-hour session once a week for five weeks.

Experts from local public safety agencies will conduct the training.

Program Dates and Locations

Sessions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates at the specified location.

  • Every Thursday, from March 30 to April 27
    Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
    40 East Sudbrook Lane
    Pikesville, Maryland 21208
  • Every Wednesday, from April 5 to May 3
    Stembridge Community Center
    99 Stemmers Run Road
    Essex, Maryland 21221

Session Topics

Natural Disasters and Technological Hazards

This session focuses on the natural and technological hazards most likely to threaten this area.

  • Past disasters in Maryland
  • Preparation of a 72-hour emergency kit
  • Preparation and maintenance of a family emergency plan
  • How to assist people with disabilities during an emergency
  • What to do before, during and after a disaster

Fire Safety and Extinguishers

This session focuses on fire prevention and extinguishing strategies.

  • Types of fires and how they occur
  • Potential fire hazards in the home and workplace
  • Evaluation of fires and assessment of firefighting resources
  • Operation of different types of extinguishers
  • How to decide whether to attempt to extinguish a fire and how to do so safely

Crime Prevention and Awareness

This session focuses on how to identify and protect yourself against potential crime threats.

  • Personal safety techniques
  • Steps to protect homes against break-ins
  • Recognition of suspicious activity and how to report it to 911
  • Learn about "Citizens On Patrol" and how to implement this program in your community
  • Identification of possible terrorist targets

CPR and First Aid

This session focuses on patient assessment and how to administer first aid.

  • Hands-on-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treatment of life-threatening conditions
  • Treatment of burns, wounds and bleeding
  • Treatment with splinting of fractures, sprains and strains
  • Treatment of hypothermia and heat-related illness
  • Simple triage

Building Resilient Communities and Resources

This session covers ways in which communities can prepare for, mitigate and withstand long-term incidents.


Use the form below to register for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.

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Students must attend all five classes. All classes are from 7 to 9 p.m.
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