Neighborhood Emergency Response Organizations

To request information or help setting up your neighborhood emergency response organization (NERO), 
send an email to nero (at)

Household preparedness is the foundation of neighborhood preparedness.

Click here for information about preparedness for people with access and functional needs. You can also alert friends and neighbors, as well as Vashon Island Fire and Rescue, if you have access and functional needs that may affect your ability to respond during a disaster.

Check out these other useful publications and the video library from Washington Emergency Management Division.