Next LEPP meeting January 23rd

The next LEPP meeting is to be held on

Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the

Mohawk Valley Fire station #1 (92068 Marcola Rd)


Agenda includes:

-Map Your Neighborhood progress

-Animals in Disaster planning

-Upcoming Art Contest for Marcola school students

 Hope to see you there!

Next LEPP Meeting on Sat, September 22

LEPP Meeting Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To be discussed:

Update on the Map Your Neighborhood Program
Update on available first aid training
RedCross volunteers and planning for a potential local shelter team
Communications in the event of power failure
Suppliers and order information for emergency preparedness kits and supplies

To volunteer or to get more information call:
Ellen Furstner 541-933-2246
Laurie Smart 541-933-3378

LEPP Map Your Neighborhood 3/15 at 7-9pm

Next LEPP meeting Thursday, March 15 from 7-9 pm at
Mohawk Valley Community Grange 93727 Marcola Rd

– Volunteer Neighborhood Leader Training –
Download the flyer and spread the word to your neighbors »

In this follow up to the first Local Emergency Preparedness Planning meeting you will learn how to help yourself, help your neighbors, help your family as we put the pieces of the valley disaster plan together. We’ll cover:

  • What supplies are absolutely necessary to have on hand?
  •   What should we do immediately in the event of a sudden disaster?
  •   How do we care for the elderly, disabled, pets, and livestock?
  •   What if our children are in school when disaster strikes?
  •   What if your children are home but you are at work?

Come learn more about the ‘Map Your Neighborhood’ Program and how to get more of your friends and neighbors involved and prepared.

To volunteer, or get more information, call
Ellen Furstner 541-933-2246 or
Laurie Smart 541-933-3378


LEPP: Update, Animals & Register Guard Article

Last Saturday’s LEPP meeting resulted in a big list of participants interested in more. We’re currently putting all the names in the computer for follow up. We’re also starting to compile a list of local resources with who does what, where to call, links to online resources and more. We’ll be posting that on this website for easy reference when it’s ready.

One of the topics that many people were concerned about was the issue of animals in disaster. Laurie Smart has tracked down an ongoing program aimed at training people in the community to assist with animals in dire situations.

Lane County Animals In Disaster Response Team Training
Animal Handling Techniques and Responder Safety
– Michael Rogers Room Lane County Mental Health 2411 Martin Luther King Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401

To register for the trainings email:

To sign up as a volunteer and receive future mailings: Go to  – Animals in Disaster

Register Guard Article:
A reporter from the RG came out to the LEPP meeting to interview local residents and see what it was all about. Read about the Local Emergency Preparedness Planning meeting in the Register Guard. Here’s the Link »