Saturday Feb 29th from noon to 2 pm
This will be a free open meeting for all those interested in learning to becoming prepared for whatever disaster may come our way.
On behalf of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, I would like to invite you to a meeting called Neighborhood Councils & Emergency Preparedness. This meeting is the first of four (4) meetings across the city that will launch the new Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Liaison position. The Emergency Management Department (EMD) and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) will provide training for Neighborhood Councils on how to promote RYLAN (Ready Your L.A. Neighborhood) and explain the duties of the Emergency Preparedness Liaison.
RSVP at: doneevents.eventbrite.com (please see attached flyer)
What is RYLAN?
Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) is a free service offered by the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department that empowers neighborhoods to be more prepared for the next big disaster.
The program features a variety of things you can do to increase your personal, family, and neighborhood readiness.
Preparing yourself, your loved ones, and your home reduces the serious impacts of disaster. Many activities are free and take only minutes. Contact us to learn how simple actions can save a life and reduce damage.
Hold a Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) meeting. You and your neighbors will create a Response Plan. You will learn what to do in the first hour of a disaster response. Contact usfor program materials and a meeting facilitator.
Disasters can overwhelm the capacity of 9-1-1. Neighbors become your best source of help. Your confidence as responders will increase as you practice using your Response Plan.
Sign up for the City’s emergency notification program, Notify LA. When disasters occur, the City will alert you with specific instructions on what to do. Text READY to 888-777 to sign up.
You and your neighbors will want to communicate with each other, other neighborhoods, and the City responders during a disaster. Contact us to learn how.
Enroll in preparedness training classes, such as CERT, First Aid, CPR, Amateur Radio, etc. to enhance your readiness skills. Contact us to learn of the training opportunities available in your area.