Get Ready to Shakeout!

This month, the nation will practice preparedness with the Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill. This year, over 10.4 million people in California and over 26 million people worldwide will participate in the Shake Out Drill. Preparing for an earthquake doesn't end after the Shake Out. Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:03+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Get Ready to Shakeout!

One Week from Saturday! 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

The first 60 minutes after a disaster are critical, especially if you have sustained an injury. For a wide-spread disaster (earthquake, anyone?), it will be days or weeks before emergency personnel can come to your aid. Will you know what to do? Do you have a plan in place for your family? Do all family [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:04+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on One Week from Saturday! 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Give the Gift of Life at the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

The Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair will host a bloodmobile from Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. The bloodmobile will begin receiving donors at 9:00 am, which means that if you would like to give the gift of life at the Fair, you’ll be admitted to the Fair starting at 9:00 am (up to an hour early) so that [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:05+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, NCs Making a Difference, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Give the Gift of Life at the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Fantastic Speakers at the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

The Southern California Preparedness Foundation, sponsors of the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, is pleased to announce our Speaker Series line-up. Starting at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 1 in the Community Room at Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, we'll have a series of five 30-minute talks from five great speakers. [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:07+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on Fantastic Speakers at the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Online Registration Now Open for the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Online registration for the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair (the largest in Los Angeles) is now open. Visit www.ValleyDisasterFair.com and click on the Registration tab. Please encourage your stakeholders to register and attend! Everything at the Fair is free, thanks to our supporters and contributors, including many Neighborhood Councils. By registering online, Fairgoers who [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:11+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Online Registration Now Open for the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Connecting After a Disaster

We all know we should have an out-of-state emergency contact to be a focal point for our family members and friends, and that we should always carry that information on our person at all times. Bring your out-of-state emergency contact information (full name, address, and phone) and volunteer members of the National Traffic System (NTS) [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:12+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Blog, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on Connecting After a Disaster

June EMD Bulletin – 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness

This month’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) bulletin focuses on neighborhood disaster planning and the 5 Steps program, the City of Los Angeles official neighborhood disaster planning tool. Los Angeles is home to over 4 million residents. There are just under 10,000 police officers and nearly 4,000 firefighters. In the event of a large, catastrophic disaster, [...]

By | 2016-06-03T13:18:03+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on June EMD Bulletin – 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness

LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: CERT TRAINING

All Are Welcome – Classes Are Free CLASS INFORMATION Emergency Management Department May 5, 2016-June 16, 2016 (7 consecutive Thursdays) 500 East Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 10:00am – 12:30pm Go to cert-la.com/eventbrite to sign up Topics According to Class Number 1 - Introduction, Disaster Awareness 2 - Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques 3 - [...]

By | 2016-05-05T14:36:54+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: CERT TRAINING

May EMD Bulletin – Household Recovery Following an Earthquake

This month’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) bulletin focuses on household recovery following an earthquake. After an earthquake, there may be substantial damage to your home. Do not return to the damaged area before it is declared safe by local building and safety officials. This can be both a physically and a mentally challenging process, so [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:19+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on May EMD Bulletin – Household Recovery Following an Earthquake

UNNC Ramps up Emergency Preparedness Efforts in South L.A.

“If there were to be a disaster, it’s not your family or friends who’ll…come to you. It’s your neighbors.” - Regina Jones, Country Club Park resident, TNN Interview, December/January 2015-16 Written by: The Fifth Avenue Times Wire Service Employing the concept of ‘neighbors helping neighbors,’ the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) ramped up its disaster [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:29+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Emergency Preparedness|Comments Off on UNNC Ramps up Emergency Preparedness Efforts in South L.A.