Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

LASD - Norwalk Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday March 15th, 2013 :: 06:08 p.m. PDT

Community

Los Angeles County Operational Area First Responders & Emerg Mgmt Prep to Respond to Simulated LA Quake, Thur, Mar.21

L.A. COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA FIRST RESPONDERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PREPARING TO RESPOND TO
A SIMULATED MAGNITUDE 7.8 EARTHQUAKE, THURS., MARCH 21
LOS ANGELES

In continuing the on-going efforts in preparing the Los Angeles County Operational Area (LACOA) and its partners including the 88 cities, 137 unincorporated area communities, 200-plus school and special districts to respond to and recover from disaster(s), the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting a functional exercise at the Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thu., March 21.

This year’s functional exercise will feature the California Integrated Seismic Network’s Earthquake Early Warning Demonstration System and the participation of 53 City emergency operations centers, American Red Cross, Emergency Network Los Angeles, Southern California Edison and County departments (Chief Executive Office, Community & Senior Services, Coroner, Fire, Health, Human Resources, Internal Services, Mental Health, Public Health, Public Social Services, Public Works and Sheriff). These departments and organizations will be communicating and coordinating various types of resource and commodity requests by utilizing the Operational Area Response and Recovery System in response to a simulated magnitude 7.8 earthquake that impact the entire LACOA.

A functional exercise is a training event that is designed to test and evaluate selected emergency functions and the interaction of various levels of government, response organizations, volunteer groups, and industry in a simulated environment. This type of exercise usually involves key decision makers, the local emergency operations center and representatives from response and support organizations. Field response units are not normally activated and deployed during a functional exercise.

For more information on how to prepare for disasters, please go to OEM website at http://lacoa.org
and Emergency Survival Program website at
http://espfocus.org


Ken Kondo
County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office,
Office of Emergency Management
Program Specialist/PIO


Disaster Preparedness - Are You Ready Los Angeles County ?
http://nixle.com/alert/4969628/




Forwarded by:
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
4700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park CA 91754
Office: 323-267-4800
http://www.lasd.org
SHBNewsroom@lasd.org
www.Nixle.com
http://nixle.com/lasd----hq-newsroom-shb-los-angeles-county-sheriff/
Twitter @LASD_News http://twitter.com/#!/LASD_News
http://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment

Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department



Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org


To receive more detailed, up-to-date information directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) via e-mail, register for "Nixle" alerts at www.Nixle.com or more directly at https://local.nixle.com/register/ and register for "LASD – Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff" and your local LASD station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan.

Address/Location
LASD - Norwalk Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
12335 Civic Center Dr
Norwalk, CA 90650

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 562-863-8711

Navigate & Discover