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Preparing Your Home for Debris Flow and Mud Slides

After the 2017 Los Angeles La Tuna, Creek and Skirball wildfires we need to be ready for the possibility of mudslides. Check out this great resource on how you can prepare your home! Storm Booklet_2015_FINAL W_Pictures

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2018 Sharing Key Messages in the New Year!

FEMA shares their National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar for 2018 Neighborhood meeting ideas around preparedness can be found here! Key Messages General Preparedness Make a family emergency communication plan, include pets. Identify an out of town emergency contact to coordinate information with family/friends. Get to know neighbors and check on them during emergencies. Keep copies […]

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LA Films Active Shooter Training for People with Disabilities

The City of Los Angeles along with over 20 actors (people with real disabilities) took a bold step in filming an instructional Run, Hide, Fight video for people with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs (DAFN). The video implemented guidance created by a working group in California lead by Vance Taylor of CalOES. The City […]

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Practicing for a Better Emergency Response

Ever wonder why the City of Los Angeles holds exercises? Here is a short tutorial on what we do and why: On November 9, 2017 the City of Los Angeles conducted a Level 3 Functional Exercise.  The City is always taking steps to train Emergency Operations Center (EOC) responders and partners so that they are ready […]

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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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