Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP)
Delta's Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) has commenced in Delta through a joint effort between the Corporation of Delta, Delta's Community Police Stations (CoPS) and Delta Fire and Emergency Services. NEPP teaches:
- Individuals and families how to become self sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours following a disaster;
- Neighbours how to plan and train as a neighbourhood to respond safely and effectively as organized teams during a disaster.
What are the Benefits of NEPP?
Although natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods cannot be prevented, we can mitigate the effects of such events through preparation, as individuals and families that are prepared before a disaster strikes are more likely to:
- Cope effectively during the event;
- Recover more quickly after the event.
Whether you live in a single-family dwelling, apartment, townhouse or rural farming community, a Neighbourhood Program is easily adaptable to benefit both you and your neighbours. The program teaches preparedness skills that can be put to use in your home, neighbourhood, workplace, school and community.
For further information on this program, please visit the Delta Police's Neighbourhood Emergency Program information, or contact Delta's Emergency Program Office at (604) 952-3101, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get information and obtain training and skills for individuals and neighbourhoods through Justice Institute of BC's Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.