You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school, faith organizations, sports events and commuting. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.
City of El Segundo Disaster Council The Council meets to share information and ensure full participation by member agencies in the emergency planning activities of the City. The City of El Segundo’s Disaster Council is chaired by the Mayor and members consist of the City Council, City Manager, City Department Directors, Emergency Services Coordinator, Unified School District Superintendent, and Business and Industry Members. Unless otherwise scheduled, the meetings are held on every third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the City Emergency Operations Center in the Police Department, 348 Main Street, El Segundo. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda is posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and may also be found here.
El Segundo Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training The City of El Segundo C.E.R.T. Program is designed to train residents, business employees, people in civic and faith-based organizations in the community to assist themselves and their families, co-workers and neighbors during large-scale disasters and emergencies that occur while at home or at the work place. The training course is free and is offered several times per year.To attend the training, please contact City of El Segundo’s Fire Engineer Geoff Gerny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-524-2269. Business and Industry Emergency Management Group Business and industry emergency managers, risk managers and continuity managers meet bi-monthly to discuss world events and disasters, preparedness, training, and emergency management activities and share resources and best practices. The meetings take place at different host businesses in the city, meeting from 10:00 AM until Noon.
Neighborhood Watch Neighborhood Watch groups look out for each other and their neighborhood, and they act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the police department. The National Crime Prevention Councils says Watch groups have helped reduce crime in some communities by as much as 50%. To participate, please contact the El Segundo’s Police Department at 310-524-2200.
Amateur Radio El Segundo Amateur Radio Group (ESARG) is a local organization of ham (amateur) radio operators that have communication links throughout the community, state and the nation. If you are an amateur radio operator, or are interested in becoming one, or if you would like more information, please contact the ESARG President, Martin Ronney, at email@example.com .
American Red Cross – Los Angeles Region The American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region serves nearly 10 million people in 88 cities within Los Angeles County. The organization is dedicated to helping victims of disaster and providing programs and services that help the community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. More than 90% of the Red Cross work force is led by volunteers, which provide vital programs and services to the community. Sign up to volunteer by contacting Dr. Kiran R. Magiawala, American Red Cross Community Ambassador at Kiran.Magiawala@redcross.org or 310-978-1434. Salvation Army
From its inception, The Salvation Army has relied heavily on volunteers who support its programs. Often referred to as “the army behind The Army,” volunteers play a crucial role in response efforts during a disaster by positively impacting the lives of those involved. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is always looking for individuals ready to make a significant contribution through supporting communities, uplifting families or serving front line responders in the wake of a crisis. To volunteer, please contact the local Southern California Division located in Long Beach, CA at 213-972-9988. Super CPR Saturday Hosted by the El Segundo Fire Department, Super CPR Saturday is a day when residents can receive free CPR training. This event takes place annually, so make sure to sign up for this training by contacting the El Segundo Fire Marshall’s office at 310-524-2239.