The 9th annual All County Picnic (ACP) invites East Jefferson County to strengthen neighborhood networks as part of a community-wide celebration of resilience and emergency preparedness. This year’s event will take place Aug. 21-22 and features both in-person and digital events, including:
- Stories of Resilience | Digital Event | August 2021
- Community Point of Distributions | In-Person Training | Saturday, August 21
- All County “Picnic in Place” | Neighborhood Gatherings | Sunday, August 22
The All County Picnic is a collaborative effort of The Production Alliance (TPA), Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, and Local 20/20’s NPREP Action Group.
Picnic in Place
All County “Picnic in Place” Neighborhood Gatherings
20 unique neighborhood's have signed up to "Picnic in Place" on Sunday, Aug. 22, and TPA will be distributing 500 Go Bags & Corn on the Cob!
In the News:
Stories of Resilence
Stories of Resilience
All County Picnic in partnership with the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management and Local 20/20’s Neighborhood Preparedness group strive to share best practices and examples from experienced neighborhood networks with those newly forming. Here is an example of practices in place in the Bluff Neighborhood in Port Townsend, WA.
Visit L2020.org to learn if you live in an NPREP trained neighborhood.
Bluff Neighborhood Preparedness with Linda Gaede & Chris McCormick
Bluff Neighborhood Preparedness with Richard Talbot
On Saturday, Aug. 21, community volunteers gathered to participate in a CPOD training exercise at Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend, WA.
Event coordinators and volunteers assembled and distributed 500 FREE “Go Bags” with corn on the cob (an All County Picnic tradition), “Picnic in Place” supplies, and critical information from local public health and safety agencies.
Community Points of Distribution
Community Points of Distribution (CPODs) are sites where the public can pick-up life-sustaining emergency relief supplies following a disaster. CPOD sites are activated in the event that retail establishments close and the public cannot access basic commodities such as shelf-stable meals, water, medical supplies, etc. CPODs may also be utilized as emergency evacuation points or for sheltering in place. Familiarity with site locations and how to utilize the resources available at CPODs is critical in the event of an emergency.
PREPARE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The ability to deal with a crisis is largely dependent on the structures and relationships developed before an emergency. Local 20/20’s Neighborhood Preparedness Action Group (NPREP) helps organize neighborhoods and connects them to training and resources offered by the Department of Emergency Management.
All County Picnic is a collaborative effort of The Production Alliance, Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, and Local 20/20’s NPREP Action Group.