With more than 10 million residents living in LA County, an area measuring 4,089 square miles, The Department of Public Health will need the assistance of the community to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Will you know what to do?
Fires. Wind storms. Earthquakes. Floods. When you live in
Los Angeles County, you know emergencies do happen. Nobody can predict the next
one, but you can be ready.
Get to know your neighbors. Say hello. It’s a small step,
but connecting with your neighbors could save your life some day.
It may be hard to get to know them with everyone’s busy
schedules, but it’s important. In an emergency you or your neighbor might
provide support that could be life saving.
Research shows that if neighbors know one another and
prepare together for emergencies, the chances of survival are improved.
So say hello and connect with your community.
Know your neighbors.
Or, consider joining the Department of Public Health in its preparedness and response efforts. Check out our
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and
Public Health Emergency Volunteer (PHEV) Network Websites here.
MRC Los Angeles is comprised of medical, health, dental, mental health and other skilled professionals organized and trained to assist during public health emergencies.
The PHEV Network works with established community volunteer units that assist in responding to public health emergencies by creating a system to engage, train and deploy these groups.
YOU are a vital part of your local emergency preparedness effort!