L.A. Fire Department and L.A. Neighborhood Team Program
to present four Emergency Preparedness programs in September
And since September is National Preparedness Month, Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion 18 and the
local CERT / Neighborhood Team Program (NTP) are presenting a series of information and demonstration programs
on four Sundays in September. National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the U.S. and is sponsored by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The U.S. President also proclaims September to be National Preparedness Month. The four programs are listed below. For more information about the programs and the Neighborhood Team Program, see net-la.com. ========================== Family Emergency Planning
Sunday, September 2, 2012 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2552 Motor Ave., Los Angeles 90064
Topics include: How to make an evacuation plan; supplies you absolutely need for immediate safety and long term preparedness.
This is a must-attend presentation for everyone who wants to learn how to keep their family safe and together. Children are welcome. ========================== Damage Assessment and Reporting
Sunday, September 9, 2012 – 10:00 am to 12 noon
Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles 90035
Find out about assessing the damage done in your home and in your neighborhood and reporting it using established procedures.
This is vital information used to communicate the needs of you and your neighbors.
Also, learn where to locate and how to shut off utilities as needed. ========================== Light Search and Rescue
Sunday, September 16, 2012 – 10:00 am to 12 noon
Olympia Medical Center, 5900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90036
This is a life-saving survey that looks at sizing up the situation in a damaged home; searching for victims;
safe techniques for removing injured neighbors; and, most importantly, when and where NOT to act. ========================== Triage, Victim Handling and Medical Treatment
Sunday, September 23, 2012 – 10:00 am to 12 noon
Park La Brea Activity Center, 475 S. Curson Ave. Los Angeles 90036
(Use gate at 5801 W. 6th St. at Curson Ave.)
This program looks at assessing injuries and separating out the critically injured.
Observe techniques for triage, handling injured and providing medical treatment in the field. ==========================
Great time to brush up: Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
This web site is provided by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program as part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/prepare/?source=sitenav http://earthquake.usgs.gov/prepare/links.php CAL-EMA
The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation.
At the Los Angeles County Emergency Survival Program’s website, you will find a great selection of useful, lifesaving materials and publications for download to share with your family, community, friends, co-workers and children.
http://www.espfocus.org/ (a direct link to publications)
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages and e-mail during emergencies. For more information and to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP number, and e-mail address, please click the link above.
http://portal.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla SNAP LA County
The purpose of this registry is to facilitate the planning and implementation of disaster response by first-responder agencies to Specific Needs persons living in the County of Los Angeles.
http://snap.lacounty.gov/ LA County Fire preparedness website.
Learn what to do BEFORE an earthquake, DURING an earthquake, and AFTER an earthquake.
The Crisis Response Team (CRT) program is composed of professionally trained community volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments
in each of the fifteen Council Districts. CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, attend to urgent victim needs, acts as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel, and give referrals to victims and their families affected by a death, a serious injury, a violent crime or other traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicides, suicides, serious traffic accidents, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents. The CRT program is managed by the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Public Safety in collaboration with the City’s Fire and Police Departments.The seven-week training session begins on May 2, 2011 till June 20, 2011, and will take place on each MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY evening at the South L.A. Sports Activity Center at Figueroa Street and Florence Avenue. We are particularly in need of volunteers with bilingual capability in Spanish and Korean. Attached is a recruitment flyer and application for the upcoming CRT training academy. Please contact Jeffrey Zimerman via email at LACRT@lacity.org for additional information.