Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones at Saturday’s Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

10,000 people are expected to attend the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, happening this Saturday September 29th in Northridge! Learn about everything from sidewalk CPR; to surviving an active shooter; to pet safety and preparedness. Take a Ham Radio Exam (for new or upgraded licenses); get CERT training; learn skills like Dutch Oven or solar oven [...]

By | 2018-09-27T17:38:08+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Blog, CERT, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones at Saturday’s Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Spanish CERT 1 Class Receives CERT Equipment

The collaborative effort multi Neighborhood Council 7 week Spanish CERT 1 class has completed Fully attended, it has been held at United Methodist Church 15435 Rayen Street, North Hills, on 7 Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Participating Neighborhood Councils were: Panorama City NC Mission Hills NC North Hills East NC North Hills West NC At [...]

By | 2018-08-31T12:37:41+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Blog, CERT, Emergency Preparedness, Recap|Comments Off on Spanish CERT 1 Class Receives CERT Equipment

How to Build a Resilient LA: Civic U recap

story and photos by Aparna Mukherjee Expect the Unexpected: Building a Resilient LA, Block by Block Imagine surviving a natural disaster with no cell phone and being forced to live in your backyard for weeks, awaiting word on if it’s safe for you and your family to sleep in your house again. For EmpowerLA's John [...]

By | 2018-08-17T15:53:27+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Resiliency, Sustainability|Comments Off on How to Build a Resilient LA: Civic U recap

Help for the Heatwave: First Aid Tips & Cooling Center Locations

A heatwave is headed for LA this weekend! Read first aid tips for heatstroke, heat exhaustion, or heat cramps, and find public cooling centers operated by the City or County of Los Angeles in this guide from LA’s Emergency Management Department: http://emergency.lacity.org/heat

By | 2018-07-03T10:23:11+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety|Comments Off on Help for the Heatwave: First Aid Tips & Cooling Center Locations

Sylmar Public Safety & Quality of Life Town Hall Saturday April 21st

Saturday, April 21st, the Sylmar Neighborhood Council will be hosting a Public Safety & Quality of Life Town Hall Meeting from 9:30 AM to Noon. Please join the SNC and City, County and State representatives, for an opportunity to ask questions and develop solutions related to public safety and quality of life concerns in our communities. Information pertaining to CERT / [...]

By | 2018-04-20T15:38:10+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Events|Comments Off on Sylmar Public Safety & Quality of Life Town Hall Saturday April 21st

P.I.C.O.’s Disaster Preparedness Training Series Begins April 28th

On Saturday April 28th, P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council presents the first of a three-part Emergency Preparedness Training series. The class is free, and all are welcome to attend. Event location and details are as follows: LA Disaster Preparedness Training Saturday April 28, 2018 1 - 3 PM Claude Pepper Center 1762 La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, [...]

By | 2018-04-06T17:10:54+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Events|Comments Off on P.I.C.O.’s Disaster Preparedness Training Series Begins April 28th

West Hills Holds Town Hall On How To Survive An Active Shooter

The West Hills Neighborhood Council Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee hosted a town hall forum on February 6th about how to be prepared and how to survive during an active shooter attack. Over 150 stakeholders attended this interactive meeting and training session, which was conducted by LAPD Officers Gabe Rodriguez and Rachel Evans. West [...]

By | 2018-02-23T16:12:11+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on West Hills Holds Town Hall On How To Survive An Active Shooter

Bel Air – Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council Holds Skirball Fire Town Hall

The Bel Air - Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council held a Skirball Fire Town Hall on January 31st to provide information to their stakeholders about the City's emergency response and recovery process. Attendees engaged in dialogue with Councilmember Paul Koretz, Councilmember David Ryu, Los Angeles Fire Department, Emergency Management Department, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and [...]

By | 2018-02-02T09:44:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Bel Air – Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council Holds Skirball Fire Town Hall

Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils Part 2

This is the second article in an ongoing Outreach Tip series on SEO and Neighborhood Councils. Successful search engine optimization is driven by keywords and phrases that are correctly chosen and applied. This week, we talk about how to choose the right keywords to help your stakeholders find you online. If you haven’t yet read [...]

By | 2017-10-25T15:53:35+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils Part 2

Sign Up for NotifyLA, Los Angeles’ Official Mass Notification System During Disasters

NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles' official mass notification system used to send voice messages, text messages and email messages to residents and businesses during times of emergencies and disasters. Notifying the public when a disaster strikes might be the one and only safeguard the public can count on to save their lives and [...]

By | 2017-09-29T09:47:32+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Sign Up for NotifyLA, Los Angeles’ Official Mass Notification System During Disasters