Preparing yourself for a disaster is important and will help you survive, but preparing your neighborhood for a disaster is the key to resilience. The 5-Step Neighborhood and Community Action Kit is a guide that neighborhoods can use to increase their preparedness before a disaster, thus improving their resilience after a disaster strikes.
Neighborhood Plans are important because we know that in major disasters, 70% of victims are rescued by neighbors, not professional responders. We also know that professional responders will not be available in a large disaster and that normal systems will be disrupted. Thus, it is critical that individuals take the necessary steps to build preparedness and resilience at the neighborhood level.
Below are the 5 Steps:
ACCESS THE FULL KIT HERE (PDF) AND BEGIN PLANNING FOR THE SURVIVAL OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TODAY!
Contact Emergency Management at 310-285-1080 for more information regarding this program or to learn more about the many emergency preparedness programs throughout Beverly Hills.