Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance

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Hi NCEPA Representatives and Stakeholders:

I hope everyone is having a good week. I understand we’re supposed to get something called rain tomorrow. Let’s hope the weather folks are right.

Our next NCEPA meeting will be this Saturday November 23rd from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. We’ll be meeting at the West LA Civic Center at 1645 Corinth Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025 (Corner of Corinth Ave and Santa Monica Blvd) The meeting will be upstairs on the 2nd floor. The google map link is on the agenda.

This month our presenter will be LAFD Dep Chief Armando Hogan from LAFD West Bureau. This past Saturday Chief Hogan lead an evacuation exercise in the Los Feliz and Hollywood Hills area involving LAFD, LAPD, other city agencies and 3 neighborhood councils. I was there as an observer and I was quite impressed by the entire operation. I believe as part of his presentation he may speak about the things they learned from a planned exercise and how it compared to actual evacuations that occurred in the recent Getty and Pacific Palisades fires. I think this should be a very interesting and timely presentation.

I hope to see many of you at the meeting. Until then, remember that a prepared city is a more resilient city.


Commissioner Leonard Shaffer

Board of Neighborhood Commissioners


Each neighborhood council should be sending one or two representatives to these meetings. If you are on a neighborhood council and/or attend their meetings as a stakeholder or board member, ask if your neighborhood council has a rep, and if not, ask why not.

Len says, “We have a working group that is developing an outline (wire frame as it’s sometimes referred to) for the EP Plan part of the Resiliency/EP Plan for NCs. If you’re interested in being part of the working group, please let me know. We’ll also investigate teaming up with non-profits to organize and outreach to our communities. There may also be a discussion about using peer-to-peer cellphone networking during emergencies and disasters when the regular wireless infrastructure fails.”

For more information, contact Len Shaffer, Chair, at

Date & Time:
Saturday, February 23

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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