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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. They also learn about practical, current community resources and information.

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 six 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 October 12 to November 16
    Baltimore County Fire Station 3—Woodlawn
    7223 Windsor Mill Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21244

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 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

Building Resilient Communities and Resources

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

  • Preparation of a 72-hour emergency kit

Community Resources, All About 911 and a 911 Center Tour

This session covers many resources and information about our community.

  • Discover what is available and how to find what you need
  • Take a tour of the 911 center in Towson

Crime Prevention and Awareness

This session focuses on how to identify and protect yourself against potential crime threats and discuss why addiction is not a crime.

  • 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
  • Introduction to Naloxone, a medication available to the public that can help save a life during an overdose

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


  • Hands only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


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