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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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Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council Public Safety Survey RESULTS

Thanks to the hard work of the Public Safety Committee of the Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council we have an idea of what public safety concerns Woodland Hills residents and stakeholders are thinking about. My take of the survey results: – Most people understand that after a big disaster they will need to take […]

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City of LA EMD, FLASH and FEMA are partnering to present two free workshops!

Attention California Businesses, Organizations, and Earthquake Preparedness Partners: The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), and FEMA are partnering to present two free workshops: QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshops Tuesday, May 16, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA Thursday, May 18, 9:00 am […]

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Recovering by Informal Neighborhood Efforts

By now, everyone knows that after a catastrophic disaster its up to each person to know how to survive and to pitch in and assist neighbors who may need help.  As described in this article written by Jesse Hardman,  March 22, 2017 An Informal Neighborhood Flood Recovery Operation Helps People Move Forward, in the absence of a formal recovery […]

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