Los Angeles, CA – The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) is presenting its Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness program, an easy-to-use guide for creating a neighborhood-wide disaster preparedness plan along with a series of upcoming community preparedness workshops to be held throughout the City.
To introduce residents to the program, which is designed to help them better prepare for disasters and emergencies, the City has scheduled four FREE community workshops. Refreshments and a raffle with door prizes are provided. Registration is limited. Here are the dates and locations:
Wednesday, September 17, from 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
Thursday, September 18, from 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Alpine Recreation Center
Wednesday, September 24, from 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Sunland/Tujunga Municipal Building
Thursday, September 25, from 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Crenshaw Christian Center
At the core of the award-winning Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness program, is the Five Steps Toolkit which enables individuals to define their neighborhood, rally and engage community members, and build a customized disaster response plan. This toolkit is inclusive of people with disabilities, those whose primary language may not be English, and others who may need extra help after a disaster, in order to help provide for the safety of all, in time of emergency.
“All of us are greater than any one of us,” said James G. Featherstone, General Manager of the City of Los Angeles’ Emergency Management Department. “The Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness program is designed to empower communities to not only address the unique issues they may face in case of an emergency, but create a plan to manage an emergency situation safely and effectively.”
For more information on the Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness program, including the Five Steps Toolkit, or to register for one of the four workshops, please visit 5Steps.LA.
About the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department: Comprised of four divisions, the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department works to resolve the challenges in emergency management for the four million residents and 400,000 business firms that fall within its jurisdiction. The EMD’s four divisions work with City departments, municipalities, and an array of community-based organizations to ensure that the City and its residents have the resources and information they need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, disasters, and other significant events. More information at Emergency.LACity.org.
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