On June 20, 2018, residents from the Hunting Park and East Tioga neighborhoods joined North10, Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management to engage in a highly informative workshop on emergency preparedness.
OEM’s Community Resilience Coordinator, Emma Giardina, began the workshop by gauging the participants’ knowledge of Philadelphian’s level of readiness for handling disasters that could befall the city.
Attendees later learned what supplies they should have in their households’ “Go Bags”. The OEM distributed free Go Bags, portable charging stations, and USB flashlights to each participant, as well as literature and planning documents.
The workshop was quite positively received by all who attended. Residents expressed an interest in continued learning around how neighborhoods can coordinate preparedness efforts. Additional training is being planned.