Three Steps to Prepare for an Emergency
Get a Kit… At a minimum, have the basic supplies.
If an emergency happens at work, you may need to be ready to help yourself and others. Keep supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can take with you in case you must evacuate.
Make a Plan… It makes a difference.
Know your department’s emergency plan, evacuation routes, and assembly area. Make a plan for your home, including how everyone will reach each other in different situations, and be sure everyone is familiar with it.
Be Informed… Learn what to expect.
It’s important to stay calm in an emergency. Get as much information about the situation as possible. At work, check with your Departmental Emergency Coordinator. At home, have alternate information sources such as TV, the radio, or the Internet for news but understanding that some emergencies might knock out the electricity.
- LA County Emergency Preparedness and Response Program
- LA County Emergency Survival Program Brochures
- California Office of Emergency Services (OES)
- Ready America
- FEMA Plan & Prepare
- American Red Cross
- Alert LA County
- Community Emergency Response Team Training
For Families with Children
For Persons with Disabilities
- National Organization on Disability Emergency Preparedness Materials
- Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions Evacuation Preparedness Guide
- American Red Cross Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
For Pet Owners
- ASPCA Disaster Preparedness
- The Humane Society Disaster Preparedness for Pets
- CalEMA Caring for Animals
For Business Owners
- FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry
- Ready America Business
- US Small Business Administration Disaster Preparedness
For Health Care Providers
- California Earthquake Country Alliance
- The Great California Shakeout Annual Earthquake Drill
- US Geological Survey Earthquake Preparedness
- LA County Fire Department “Ready! Set! Go!” Program
- CalFIRE Home Preparedness Guides
- Fire Safe Council Information for Homeowners
- Flood: FEMA Preparation and Recovery Guide
- Africanized Honey Bees: California Department of Agriculture Guide
- West Nile Virus: Guide to Activity in California
- Other Insect-Borne Diseases: LA County West Disease Control District
- Other Public Health Emergencies: CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Internet Crimes: Internet Crime Complaint Center