One of the primary roles of the emergency management program is to establish and maintain the city's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), and ensure readiness of the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the event of an emergency. The emergency management program ensures the City of El Segundo meets all of the statutory requirements under local, state, and federal law.
City staff is trained regularly to deal with a wide variety of emergencies and conducts exercises on a regular basis. The emergency management program works with city employees, public safety officials, the City Manager, and City Council, which comprise the City's Emergency Organization.
The City of El Segundo follows the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for all of its emergency response and operations.
Do you have the skills needed to survive a disaster? Do you know how and when to shut-off utilities?
Do you know the local threats you face on a daily basis? Prepare yourself for all hazards, and use the information on this website to establish your family and individual plans.
This site will provide you with links and resources to get information and training for you and your family. You can get most of your training through the city's CERT Program. Other information is available from brochures and pamphlets on this site in the Documents and Forms Section.
A recent nationwide poll was taken and many people responded that the main reasons they did not have a plan or did not take the time to get prepared was:
Did not know where to go or how to do it;
Did not have the time;
Did not or could not find the resources to show them what was needed.
Hopefully, with the information available to you on this website, you can quickly obtain the information you need to get prepared. If you need help, please call (310) 524-2226 and ask for help. The City of El Segundo takes the issue of preparedness seriously and offers help to the community to get prepared. The City can direct you where to go, potential costs in building a personal or family kit, and what you might need to get ready for the next emergency. It is not a matter of if - but when the next disaster will occur.
Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work, and in our community. Readiness and preparedness for all hazards; natural (storms, earthquakes, etc.), technological (power & network failures, etc.), and man-made (hazardous material accidents) are essential to ensure survival in a disaster or major emergency.
Get Prepared Now
It is never too late to establish readiness plans for yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your place of business. This site provides the community with a wide variety of links and resources to allow you to begin your readiness planning. The City's Emergency Management program can assist you with planning, training, and other resources to help you get prepared. To request a presentation to your community group or business on a variety of subjects, please call the (310) 524-2226.
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school or can even confine you to your home or require you to Shelter-in-Place. What would you do if basic services -- water, gas, electricity or telephones--were cut off? El Segundo public safety officials and relief workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. Therefore, the best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.
What would you do if a police officer or firefighter knocked on your front door and told you to evacuate within 30 minutes - could you assemble all of the materials you need in that time?
Try this simple drill at home and see for yourself how well you can do in just 30 minutes. The first step is to gather your supplies and keep them in an easily accessible location (closet, shed, or garage) or to build a personal preparedness or family kit. Keep trying until you can gather your supplies in just a few minutes. In an emergency, time is of the essence.
Ensuring self reliance is the first step to preparedness. Don't assume that local police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel will be available in a large-scale emergency like an earthquake. It is essential that you are able to take care of yourself for at least 3 days, and have provisions for food, water, and shelter. No family is the same. Your disaster supply kit should be specialized to meet your individual needs. Be creative - thinking of the basics, and include special items if you have young children, infants, teenagers, someone with special needs, or a senior family member. Think about all members of your family - including pets, they depend on you being prepared. The most important step you can take is to do something today - before the disaster strikes!
Think about what you would need to go camping for 3 days with your entire family - with no electricity, no heat, no water, no phones, and no sanitation. Your preparedness kit should address these basic needs. The links below will help assist you in building an appropriate kit for your needs.