REGIONAL CATASTROPHIC PREPAREDNESS PLANNING
The Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) is intended to enhance regional catastrophic preparedness and continuity of operations efforts, with the aim of strengthening the Nation against risks associated with catastrophic events. The RCPGP centers on the highest risk Urban Areas and surrounding regions, where its impact will have the most significant effect on our collective security and resilience.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE ALLIANCE
The Southern California Earthquake Alliance is one of three regional alliances that comprise the statewide Earthquake Country Alliance, a public-private partnership of leading earthquake professionals, emergency managers, government officials, business and community leaders, and others.
If you are an advocate for earthquake safety in Southern California, become an Associate Member.
- Ten Steps for Disaster Preparedness – English
- Ten Steps for Disaster Preparedness – Spanish
- Homeland Security Advisory Levels for CBO’s
ACCESS AND FUNCTIONAL NEEDS RESOURCES
Including People with Disabilities and Seniors in Disaster Services
A Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations. This guide inspired by 9/11 integrates new information regarding evacuation strategies. It is widely used and is incorporated into several government and private sector evacuation plans as well as used by emergency management personnel.
Accessible Health Care Series provided by the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy.
Researched and drafted for National Council on Disability – this report outlines a roadmap for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to build a solid and resilient infrastructure that enables the DHS to include the diverse populations of people with disabilities and activity limitations into its programs and services.
Supporting Special Needs and Vulnerable Populations in Disaster.
SNAP stands for Specific Needs Awareness Planning. SNAP can help emergency personnel find people who may need additional assistance in a disaster. Registering with SNAP is a simple and key step you can take to prepare yourself for natural and man-made disasters. SNAP can also provide you with helpful information to assist you and your family in preparing for disasters in Los Angeles County.IS SNAP FOR ME?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I have a permanent or temporary disability?
- Do I need help to get out of my home safely during a disaster?
- Do I need assistance to travel to an emergency evacuation center?
- Do I need extra help taking care of myself in my home or an evacuation center?
- Do I need extra help because of my disability to care for myself alone for several days?
- Do I need assistive equipment that uses electricity?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should register with SNAP:
If you answered NO to these questions, find great preparedness information at:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DMAS
Emergency management in Los Angeles County is divided into eight Disaster Management Areas (DMAs) lettered A through H with their respective Coordinators (DMACs). Each DMA includes various clusters of neighboring cities, each of which have their own emergency management officials. With this in mind, it is very important for organizations to know which DMA they’re in, and who their neighboring response partners are. Since LA County is so large, ENLA is discussing how to create a more efficient structure for programming and collaboration. Ideally, ENLA members would coordinate within a DMA to enhance overall response to a disaster in their neighborhood. For example, if your church or non-profit organization is in DMA Area A (Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica and West Hollywood), you would work with ENLA organizations and/or businesses nearby to compliment each others’ services, share resources, and reduce duplication. As emergency responders are likely to be busy immediately after a disaster, self-sufficiency and mutual aid between ENLA members (and other nearby organizations) can be vital during times of need. In November, ENLA staff did two PowerPoint presentations to Disaster Management Areas D and E, along with other potential member organizations and agencies throughout the county. Future outreach presentations will be scheduled soon to enhance the region’s emergency-oriented coordination and mutual aid efforts. Click here to view the full size map
The Los Angeles County Survival Guide. Click here to download a copy.
¡La guía de supervivencia del condado de Los Ángeles está disponible ahora en español! Precione aquí para adquirir una copia.
ALERT LA COUNTY
Register with AlertLA, the County’s Emergency Mass Notification System. Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages. You will be contacted ONLY if your street is part of an emergency or disaster. To register your cellular or Voice over IP number, or if you would like e-mail notifications, you must register at:
www.alert.lacounty.gov You may need to wait for the registration form in the center of the page to load!
CITY OF LOS ANGELES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Find preparedness resources, training information and other local preparedness activities at the City of Los Angeles’ site: READYLA
- Learn how you can participate in the LA County Community Disaster Resilience Project: Community Disaster Resilience
Also check out the Map Your Neighborhood Program, offered by ENLA member COPE Preparedness: See website for next event date!
Prepare your house and your neighborhood from wildfires, by visiting: Fire Adapted Communities
Connect with your neighbors with this neighborhood networking site. NEXT DOOR
Sign up for CERT and HAM radio classes!