Emergency Preparedness and Response


Emergency Preparedness and
Response Division
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 637-3600
(213) 381-0006 FAX

Public Callers who would like to reach the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division or a report a public health issue may also call 2-1-1 anytime.


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Public Health Emergency Volunteer Network

Building a Network of Community Volunteer Units

The purpose of the PHEV Network is to increase the participation with established community volunteer units that are willing to assist the LA County Department of Public Health in responding to public health emergencies by creating a system to engage, train, and deploy these groups.

The PHEV Network values:

  • Efficient coordination
  • Nurturing collaboration
  • Effective communications
  • Respect for the autonomy of each unit.
Is your community volunteer unit:
  • Composed of members over the age of 18?
  • Interested in and willing to assist during public health emergencies?
  • Led by or have a designated primary point of contact or unit coordinator?
If you answered YES! to all of these questions, then JOIN TODAY!


For more information: Contact Joseph Kim at joskim@ph.lacounty.gov

Register Unit                 Questions (FAQ)

PHEV Flyer                          Brochure(Coming Soon!)

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For more information about community preparedness and for some tips on how to get to know your neighbors, go to prepare2respond.org, or www.ready.gov.

Vision and Mission
Our Vision: Los Angeles County residents are protected from the public health consequences of both natural and intentional emergencies.

Our Mission: To prevent and mitigate the public health consequences of natural or intentional emergencies for Los Angeles County residents through threat assessment, planning, improved operational readiness, and timely response.
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