The LAFD Homeland Security team work through a disaster preparedeness drill

Disaster Preparedness

Los Angeles is at risk for multiple disasters. Disaster preparedness not only consists of having a survival kit in your home, place of business, and your car, but it is also knowledge that can travel with you wherever you go.

In Los Angeles, disaster preparedness is a primary focus for all city departments. Partnership with the community, volunteer groups, non-profits, stakeholders, and city leaders will make Los Angeles resilient to disasters and ready for recovery.
The Los Angeles Fire Department wants to prepare you for 13 federally identified threats to Los Angeles, which include the following: Earthquakes, Fires, Extreme Heat, Extreme Cold, Landslides, Severe Weather & Flooding, Public Health, Hurricanes, Chemical Emergencies, Tsunami, Cyber Crime, Tornado, and Terrorism

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Unit provides disaster preparedness training for your home and workplace.  Preparedness topics include Earthquake Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques, Disaster Medical Operations & Multi-Casualty Incident, Light Search & Rescue Operations, Team Organization & Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism & Homeland Defense.




For more information on how you can help, go to the volunteer page.