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La Mirada Encourages Disaster Preparedness

Post Date:09/19/2017 12:27 PM

The City of La Mirada is joining communities across the country to participate in National Preparedness Month throughout the month of September. The month-long nationwide effort is hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

Preparing can start with three important steps:

1. Get an emergency supply kit.

2. Make a plan for what to do in case of an emergency.

3. Be informed about emergencies that could happen locally, and identify sources of information that will be helpful before, during, and after an emergency.

National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness into action by encouraging individuals and communities nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan. 

Another resource available to residents and business owners is the La Mirada Disaster Preparedness Steering Committee (DPSC).  The committee encourages emergency preparedness throughout the community and assists in the coordination of La Mirada’s annual disaster drills.  In the past, the DPSC has successfully coordinated large-scale drills and has been recognized by the Emergency Preparedness Commission of Los Angeles County and the Southern California Emergency Services Association (SCESA) for its efforts.

The next DPSC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center, located at 13810 La Mirada Boulevard.  Lieutenant Kevin Beggs of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will present information regarding active shooter situations, and what to expect from law enforcement.

For more emergency preparedness information, visit cityoflamirada.org or Ready.gov.  For additional information on the DPSC, call the La Mirada Public Safety Department at (562) 902-2960. 

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