MYN and MIEP Skills and Equipment names with codes

Please help other Island Neighborhoods and the Island

Congratulations and thank you for attending your Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) meeting. You are helping us to better prepare ourselves for a disaster.

During your meeting you identified your needs and the skills and equipment that you would make available to those who attended your MYN meeting. The MIEP Data Team would like to ask you to share some or all of your information with us so we might be able help other Island Neighborhoods and the Island with your resources, or other Neighborhoods could help you with your needs. Keep in mind that, if a disaster occurs, and we ask you, you have no obligation to provide that resource.

The MIEP Data Team is made up of twelve (12) Island volunteers: one primary and one alternate Section Coordinator for each of the six (6) Sections of the Island.

Where to send your help codes

Please review the list of help codes on the other side of this page (or below). Circle a maximum of nine (9) help codes that you wish to share with the MIEP Data Team. Then send an email to the MIEP Data Team at In the Body, type ONLY the list of two-character help codes you circled followed by your name and street address.

Who sees and what happens to your information?

Besides the attendees at your MYN meeting, only the twelve (12) volunteers of the MIEP Data Team will have access to your information.

One member will add your information to the restricted  MIEP Data Base (DB). Access to the DB is restricted to the MIEP Data Team. When a disaster occurs, anyone on the Team can access and search the DB to find a resource that is needed and that is closest to where it is needed.  If you have that resource, someone will try to contact you to see if you still have that resource. If you do, they will try to make arrangements to get it to someone on the Island who needs it. 

Please imagine that you need a resource and your Neighborhood does not have it. Where would you get it? We hope that your Section Coordinator will be able to search the DB and find someone on the Island who has that resource and is willing to share it with you.

To prepare for a disaster, periodically the MIEP Data Team members will print off their Sections portion of the DB. There is a very remote chance that that printout might be seen by others.

The skills and equipment (S&E) you listed in your MYN meeting are a subset of the list below. Click here to view a sorted version that places those S&Es at the top. 

List of needs and resources with help codes

1a    Special needs
1b    Disabled
1c    Need ambulatory assistance
1d    Need special medication
1e    Minors at home
1f     Elder(s) at home
1g    Pet(s) at home

2a    Medical provider
2b    Physician
2c    Nurse
2d    EMT
2e    First Aid Training
2f    Some CERT training
2g    CERT Instructor
2h    Vet

3a    Special skills
3b    Coordinate and Organize
3c    Search and Rescue
3d    Fire-fighting
3e    Policing
3f    Elder Care
3g    Child care
3h    Crisis counseling
3i    Carpenter
3j    Electrician
3k    Plumber

4a    Communications equipment
4b    Cellular phone
4c    CB;
4d    FRS (Family Radio Service) (Walkie-talkies)
4e    GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) (Walkie-talkies)
4f    Amateur (HAM) Radio
4g    VHF marine on boat
4h    Commercial radio
4i   Vehicle radios (AM/FM)
4j  NOAA radio
5a    Special Equipment
5b    First aid and medical supplies
5c    Generator;
5d    Lifting (jacks)
5e    Strong Rope
5f    Ladder
5g    Crow bar
5h    Earth moving
5i    Cutting/welding
5j    Hauling (trailers)
5k  Fire extinguishers
5l   Chain saw
5m Cum-along/winch

6a    Transportation
6b    Car;
6c    Van;
6d    Truck;
6e    Multiple vehicles
6f    Off road vehicle/s
6g    Boat, Power
6h    Golf cart
6i    Bicycle
6j   Recreational vehicle (RV)

7a    Shelter and Food
7b   Extra bedroom
7c   Tents
7d   Sleeping bag/spare bedding

7e    Non-electric cooking facilities, camp stove
7f    Wood stove/wood heat
7g    Extra habitable structure/s
7h    Freezer food;
7i    Bulk food

8a    Water Supply
8b    Less than 500 gal potable
8c    500-1000 gal potable
8d    greater than 1000 gal or continuous flow potable ie well/generator
8e    1000-5000 gal non potable
8f     5000-25000 gal non potable
8g    greater than 25000 gal, continuous flow or pond

9a    Materials
9b    lumber;
9c    steel;
9d    rock;
9e    dirt;
9f    firewood
9g   cooking charcoal
9h   extra gasoline/diesel