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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Preparedness Overview

The LA County Department of Public Health protects the public's health during natural or intentional emergencies, such as terrorism attacks caused by the release of biological, chemical, or radiological agents. However, you also need to do your part to protect yourself and your family during an emergency.

An emergency can strike our community, our home, and our family unexpectedly, without warning. Do you know what to do? Does your family know how to contact you? Do you have a plan to connect and meet up with your loved ones?
Fortunately, Los Angeles residents have an opportunity to join in an effort to use our powerful resource of community before an emergency - helping ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our community prepare, and making Los Angeles County ready.

You will find information on how to build an emergency kit and develop a family emergency plan, including how to contact family members and how to meet up after an emergency. You can download a list of the ten essential items to include in an emergency kit. You can also see public service announcements, download emergency preparedness brochures, and view other emergency links. Participate by being prepared yourself and by being an advocate for family emergency preparedness.

Multiple languages. Build a kit. Get a brochure. Build a Kit! Get a Brochure! English Spanish Korean Russian Vietnamese Armenian Tagalog Chinese Arabic Cambodian Thai Persian

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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