The Neighborhood Team Program is designed to answer the questions, “How do I get started?” and “What next?”
Our Neighborhood Team Program – Los Angeles Google Calendar is updated continuously as we add new events across the City:
These orientation sessions help bring you up to speed on the fundamentals and can be taken in any order and can be take even if you don’t live in the area hosting it.
We work with you to build, organize, and train a Neighborhood Disaster Response Team in your area,.
Programs starting in 2023 will have their sessions in this order:
  1. Neighborhood Preparedness and Organization with RYLAN
  2. Personal and Family Preparedness
  3. Responding to a Disaster in Your Neighborhood
  4. Using Two-Way Radios to Efficiently Communicate
  5. Disaster First-Aid and Medical Triage
  6. Neighborhood Security and Situational AwarenessVisit our LAFD CERT Coordinators YouTube Channel:
    https://videos.ntp-la.orgIf you missed or want to re-watch our past trainings, please like, subscribe, and comment.

The Neighborhood Team Program (NTP) is a natural evolution of the Community Emergency Response Team training and fulfills the original intent of program’s designers.

If you haven’t yet, please sign up at:
to ensure that you get emails focused toward our local team building efforts and so our Coordinators can reach out to you and let you know about your Neighborhood Team Planning Meetings.

If you don’t sign up, we won’t know where to find you. And while you’re at it, please encourage your neighbors to sign up as well.
Our goals with the Neighborhood Team Program are:

To have a single place for community members to sign up to find out more about disaster preparedness (CERT training, Ready your LA Neighborhood / Map Your Neighborhood) and to put them in touch with their Battalion and Bureau Coordinators who will guide them along the process.
To have a standardized city-wide plan members can follow in their neighborhoods so that Battalion Chiefs know what CERT / Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams will be doing at the block level and can write us into their disaster plans.
To have a plan to get critical incidents from the block level up to the LAFD Battalion Command Posts via two-way radio when 9-1-1 is overloaded and cellphones don’t work.
To drill the plan city-wide annually so that we know it works and adjust the plans accordingly.