EPPC

The Emergency Preparedness Planning of Canterwood (EPPC) committee provides advice and counsel to the Board on matters related to enhancing the safety of the Canterwood residents through emergency planning. See our EPPC charter here.
 
The committee is committed to educating our community on the need for personal and family preparations for an unforeseen disaster through Map Your Neighborhood, a block organizing program, the development and training behind a strong Ham Radio presence, and the sharing of available resources.
 
Committee Members
  • Doug Munday - Chair
  • Becky Buchanan
  • Jay Zatzkin
  • Lynn Zatzkin
  • Jack Conway
  • Paul Gift
News and Events
Block #5 – The Club Homes – MYN kickoff meeting was held on Aug 11th. 
Block #23 – north Nuthatch – MYN kickoff meeting was held on Aug 13th.  Block #24 – North Tanager – MYN kickoff meeting was held on Aug 24th. 
For 2021 we had 8 blocks organized, for a total of 13 now organized. 
 
EPPC participated in the Fun on the Green evening on July 21st with a display table, where we met and signed up a number of individuals interested in organizing their blocks.
 
On Oct 30th, your EPPC Team participated in a state wide disaster response exercise based on a major earthquake.  We set up at the Club House outdoor gazebo.  All communications within and outside of Canterwood was done with Amateur radio.  We had 9 blocks participate with simulated incidents. 
 
Map Your Neighborhood
The Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program teaches neighbors about the 9 steps to take immediately after a disaster strikes to keep your family safe and to inventory the skills and emergency equipment which might be available within your block. And to identify and assist those who might need extra help in a disaster. We have divided Canterwood and the 754 homes into 41 MYN blocks. As of the summer of 2021 we have organized 10 MYN blocks. If your block has not been organized and you would like to see this happen in your block, please contact the EPPC Chair for more information.
 
The Map Your Neighborhood program is explained with a series of short videos – available on the Canterwood EPPC YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSTogLDcY6OiPSuccG1mfIA
 
Community Map identifying 41 blocks. 
Ham Radio Program
Ham Radio Communications Program:
Canterwood now has 30+ Ham Radio operators within our borders. The EPPC Committee has conducted 3 ham classes and more are planned. We now have a Canterwood Ham Radio repeater operating on 444.900 MHz with the FCC issued callsign of WW7CW. The repeater has a range of at least 5 miles and allows residence to communicate in all areas of Canterwood with inexpensive 5 watt handheld transceivers. We conduct a weekly communications training net each Monday evening at 6:30 PM on the Canterwood Repeater. We also have a team of hams who can communicate with the Peninsula Fire District 5 HQ and Pierce County EOC, in the event of a disaster, “when all else fails”.
Annual Report
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