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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Individually, each of these actions is recommended for emergencies. Collectively, they could be instrumental in surviving a disaster.
Know Your Neighbors Plan Together Be Ready
Coordinating with neighbors could be critical to surviving a disaster. Plan ahead: Know what to do and how to do it. There are steps to take to stay focused in the midst of chaos.
Earthquake Preparedness
Recent earthquakes are a reminder that emergencies do happen. In LA County, emergencies can be fires, wind storms, earthquakes or floods. While it’s difficult to predict the next one, but you can be ready. Preparing with your family and neighbors increases your chances of survival in case of an emergency.

Here are some resources for emergency preparedness:
Message from the Director
Welcome to the website of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (EPRD) of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. As a division, we work closely with governmental, academic, and community partners to ensure that all Angelenos are prepared for and able to respond to natural and intentional emergencies.

I encourage you to explore the many resources listed on these pages, and appreciate your interest in our efforts. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Stella Fogleman, RN, MSN/MPH, CNS
Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response

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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.
Did You Know
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