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Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program

The Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program empowers neighborhoods to prepare for emergencies and disaster situations.  The program helps save lives, reduces the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduces property damage.  In addition, working together as a team and contributing as an individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in the community.  There is no cost to attend this training and all participants receive a disaster prep equipment bag containing all the items discussed in the training upon their completion.

The MYN program was developed by Dr. LuAnn Johnson (Public Education Program Manager) from Washington State and is a simple 9 step program that is taught in one 90 minute session.  The Torrance Police Department adopted this program in early 2008 as the official disaster prep training program for use in conjunction with the Neighborhood Watch program.  In order to receive this training, participants must first be part of an established, active Neighborhood Watch Program in the City of Torrance.  To find out more about the Neighborhood Watch Program, click here.  To see a video of the MYN program, click here

Benefits of the MYN program

The 9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster through an interactive workshop.

Develop a Neighborhood Skills and Equipment Inventory.

Map Your Neighborhood and identify areas of concern : gas meters, electrical panels and water valves.

Verify which neighbors need extra help in a disaster such as the elderly, those with a disability, or children who may be home alone.

Upcoming Training for MYN

For more information, contact Soraya Sutherlin at 310-618-5670 or email at 

Together we can ensure the Community is prepared for the next major disaster. 


MYN in the News

Click on the link below for coverage of the MYN program