Programs and events we sponsor
Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair
The free annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is a joint Whole Community event to help bring awareness to being better prepared for emergencies and disasters. The 10th annual Fair will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the San Fernando Valley, California. See website for more information: ValleyDisasterFair.com.
A free and easy 9-step neighborhood response plan taught by community volunteers in about three hours to you and your immediate neighbors. MYN is a bridge between individual preparedness and programs like CERT. MYN saves lives, reduces the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduces property damage. Working together as a team and contributing as an individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in the community. MYN has a proven track record implemented in 42 states and worldwide. This short article published in the April 2013 issue of Granada Hills Life provides more details about the program. For more information, email MYN@SoCalPrep.us.
The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 17 1/2 hours of initial training. CERT training is provided free of charge within the city of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Fire Department. How valuable is the CERT program? Watch this short video. For more information about the CERT program: cert-la.com.
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Handouts
We have assembled a selection of one-and two-page handouts, each containing valuable preparedness information, that you may download, print, and distribute. These lists are guidelines and suggestions only, must not be construed as a final word on anything, and cannot possibly cover every eventuality. It is up to you to determine their suitability for your purposes. They are provided here as information only.
If you have any questions, please contact us at Info@SoCalPrep.us.
- Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Los Angeles area, www.areslax.org
- American Radio Relay League—advocates for amateur radio, www.arrl.org
- American Red Cross, Los Angeles, www.redcrossla.org
- American Red Cross national organization, www.redcross.org
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)—preparing pets for disaster, http://bit.ly/1YyGS9w
- Business & Industry Council for Emergency Planning & Preparedness, www.bicepp.org
- California Emergency Management Agency, www.oes.ca.gov
- Cal OES My Hazards—find local hazards, http://myhazards.caloes.ca.gov/
- Center for Children with Special Needs—preparedness information, http://bit.ly/2nQaHdh
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—valuable information, https://www.cdc.gov/features/
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Los Angeles, www.cert-la.com
- City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, www.emergency.lacity.org
- Earthquake Country Alliance/Southern California Earthquake Center, www.earthquakecountry.info/roots
- Emergency Survival Program, www.espfocus.org
- Federal Emergency Management Agency, www.fema.gov
- FEMA Ready website, www.ready.gov
- The Great California ShakeOut, www.shakeout.org
- LA County Alert system, www.lacounty.gov/emergency/alert-la
- LA County Dept. Public Health, http://bereadyla.org
- LAFD Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS), www.lafdacs.org
- LAFD website, www.lafd.org
- LAPD, other police and public safety agency alerts, www.nixle.com
- Notify LA, sign up for alerts, http://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla
- Prepare LA Now, PrepareLANow.org
- Pet Safe Coalition, www.petsafecoalition.org
- Ready LA, ReadyLA.org
- The RED (Recovery Emergency Disaster) Guide to Recovery, www.theredguidetorecovery.com
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Preparation is key!
Remember, when a disaster strikes, the time for preparation has ended. So, don't procrastinate preparation! We're a nonprofit corporation, and we want to help you be ready.
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Reasons to donate:
- Your donation is tax deductible because we are a 501(c)(3) corporation. (Everyone's tax situation is different, so please consult your tax advisor.)
- Our organization consists solely of dedicated volunteers who receive no compensation for their work.
- For each dollar invested in preparedness, there is a $4 to $40 savings in response and recovery.
- Preparation saves lives, reduces severity of injuries, and reduces property damage.
- We do not pay professional fundraisers.
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