Toolkit

Neighborhood Disaster Planning

Below are resources which can help you develop your neighborhood emergency plan.  We have developed a new resource called, “JUMP START’.  This is a short and simple to use basic emergency plan tool which centers around knowing how to communicate with your neighbors.  The Jump Start version can be completed with just one neighborhood meeting.

For a more detailed and comprehensive emergency plan please refer to the original 5 Steps template.

Take the first step to getting your neighborhood in a better position to prepare for and bounce back from disasters by downloading our 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Toolkit. Here are the tools.  Use the ones that best fit your neighborhood needs:

JUMP START your emergency plan today!

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Just in Time Training DVD

Just in Time Training DVD

This documentary style short video provides added direction in developing a plan, to include interviews with actual Angelinos, and other tips and strategies! English and Spanish available

Sample Disaster Plan

Sample Disaster Plan

Need an example? Here is are two sample neighborhood disaster plans, special thanks to these communities for piloting the program and sharing their plans.
Montecito Heights Community Sample Disaster Plan: English - PDF Format
Wilbur Tarzana Sample Disaster Plan: English - PDF Format
5th Ave. Block Club of Historic West Adams Sample Disaster Plan: English - PDF Format

Emergency Door Hanger

Emergency Door Hanger

This door hanger should be utilized after a disaster as a supplemental method of communication when 9-1-1 assistance is not available. Please be aware that this sign should not be used in place of actively seeking assistance from neighbors or local emergency service providers, which are nearby to your residence and where you can attempt contact in person, in the event of a catastrophic emergency.
Emergency Door Hanger: English - PDF Format
Emergency Door Hanger: Spanish - PDF Format

Once you’ve worked through the 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Plan and created your Neighborhood Disaster Plan. Now, your plan needs to be tested.  The Neighborhood Drill Blueprint and resources below offer a guide to conducting your own Neighborhood Disaster Drill.