Toolkit

Neighborhood Disaster Planning

We never think a disaster will strike our neighborhood or at least we hope it won’t! However, it is not a question of if one will
happen, but when.

The City of Los Angeles and its partner agencies and organizations have plans and resources ready to help! But, with over four million people in the City, rescuers may not be able to provide immediate support to every neighborhood in need. Neighbors should be prepared to help themselves for several days to weeks depending on the size of the disaster.

Take the first step to getting your neighborhood in a better position to prepare and bounce back from disaster by downloading our 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Toolkit. Included within this comprehensive resource set you will find:

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