Are You Prepared?

Posted on 09/29/2015

Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) Emergency Preparedness

The PDNA E-Prep Committee is organizing a grassroots, resident-led, emergency preparedness (e-prep) program based on the ideas that:

  • Preparedness is about community, not catastrophe
  • The time to prepare for an emergency or disaster is before it happens

The goal of the e-prep program is to work with Pearl residents to build a culture of emergency preparedness in the Pearl:

  • Making the community safer, more prepared and more resilient
  • Developing relationships and capacities during normal time, before a disaster strikes

E-Prep Committee Volunteers are working in their buildings to:

  • Organize resident-based E-Prep committees
  • Engage with management company & owner / homeowners association (HOA), to encourage their support.
  • Bring the community together – at both the household & building level – to enhance disaster response capability by:
    • Raising awareness of hazards, including earthquakes
    • Making and practicing emergency plans
    • Developing E-Prep resources & capacities
    • Learning how to stay informed about changing conditions during a disaster
E-Prep Committee volunteers are working with the residents of their buildings to develop emergency and disaster response capabilities, including:
  • E-Prep buddy system – resident mutual support agreements
  • Supporting residents with functional and/or access needs and provide emergency child/elder/pet care
  • Disaster first aid
  • Emergency communications using family radio service (FRS) walkie-talkies
  • Controlling building utilities and putting out small fires
  • Building evacuation
  • Shelter-in-place:
    • Food and water storage & distribution
    • Sanitation – PHLUSH, two bucket toilet system
Building E-Prep organizing initiatives are underway in a half-dozen buildings in the Pearl, with more under discussion. Check out the PDNA website for more information.

A Sea of Orange

Posted on 09/25/2015

topping off party

If you were anywhere near The Fields Park yesterday at lunch time, we are sure you saw a sea of Orange shirts. Why you ask? Today, Friday, we are pouring the top floor of The Cosmopolitan! If you have been wondering how tall the building is going to be, well now you know!!

Approximately 250 workers, from all trade,s gathered to help us recognize this major milestone. We would like to thank all of these men and women for building such an amazing addition to the skyline of the Pearl.