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Tips for Large Animals

Tips for Large Animals If you have large animals such as horses, cattle, sheep, goats or pigs on your property, be sure to prepare before a disaster. Ensure all animals have some form of identification. Evacuate animals whenever possible. Map out primary and secondary routes in advance. Make available vehicles and trailers needed for transporting […]

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Surviving a Nuclear Blast Information from Ready.Gov

Nuclear Blast A nuclear blast is an explosion with intense light and heat, a damaging pressure wave, and widespread radioactive material that can contaminate the air, water, and ground surfaces for miles around. A nuclear device can range from a weapon carried by an intercontinental missile, to a small portable nuclear device transported by an […]

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Encino / Lake Balboa Disaster Drill Snapshot

On July 8, 2017 the Communities of Encino and Lake Balboa conducted their annual Disaster Drill. The scenario for the drill was a plane crash on the 101 Freeway at Balboa Blvd. One of the Exercise locations was West Valley Medical Center where response was tested with 40 survivors, 20 CERT members, and 15 Doctors, […]

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Tips to Create Your Neighborhood Communication Plan

The Bel Air BeverlyCrest Neighborhood Council’s Emergency Communications Committee recently worked with the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Auxiliary Communications Service (LAFDACS.ORG) to implement the Los Angeles City Disaster Communications plan in their community. With the help of Empower LA, the Neighborhood Council funded a proposal for Amateur radio (Ham) equipment and training to residents who […]

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Reasons to Know Your Neighbors

How many of us actually know our neighbors?  Our fast paced lives don’t leave much room for small things like being neighborly.  We are also bent on maintaining our privacy which is understandable, but there is a case for knowing your neighbors which has a purpose we must understand and acknowledge.  Plain and simple, our […]

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Episode 1 – Emergency Preparedness Video Too Cute to Look Away!

Don’t have emergency water stored up?  Hope you don’t have to drink toilet water. Click Here!

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EMD/FEMA/QuakeSmart Business Workshop Success!

Thanks to the efforts of the planning team, the Workshop attendance included over 130 small business, not for profits and other agencies.  We feel confident in saying that there is a real interest from the business sector in reducing their vulnerability after disasters. According to FEMA’s website, “it is more important for the private sector […]

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FEMA/EMD/QuakeSmart Business Workshop 05/18/17

Great agenda lined up for the FREE emergency planning Workshop for businesses and organizations on Thursday, May 18th from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 West Temple Street Los Angeles, California 90012 If your business already has an emergency plan then great you will be ready after […]

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See latest Video of CERT Graduates – We are ’50 Shades of Green!

Los Angeles Fire Department delivered a CERT class in Portuguese!   Tuesday, April 18, 2017 LAFD concluded an additional CERT LEVEL I training in Battalion 9 – at Fire Station 59 thanks to Firefighter Jensen. This class was a little different than most. It was inspired by the efforts and achievements of the Los Angeles Fire Department, […]

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LA Preps at the City Hall Farmers Market 4/27/17

FEMA’s Spring PrepareAthon is just around the corner.  This year the City of Los Angeles will focus on preparedness of City employees.  Everyone plays a role in responding to emergencies.  All City residents need to be ready to take care of themselves and families so everyone can pitch in to help our City recover from […]

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