This is a FREE virtual event for West Los Angelenos to learn from local experts how to prepare for and survive a major disaster.
As Southern Californians we know all too well the vicious cycle of wildfires, followed by rain which causes mudslides and flooding in burn areas, which results in faster brush growth, which provides fuel for the next round of fires, and the cycle repeats. The Covid pandemic enteed the forefront of this picture and turned our lives upside down for the past year. Are you prepared for another disaster like a major earthquake?
Learn how to “prepare, survive and thrive”
All presentations are virtual and each will be followed by live Q & A sessions.
Our keynote speakers are:
- Dr. Anne Rimoin, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health speaking about Covid, vaccines and variants
- Mark Benthien, Executive Director, Earthquake Country Alliance (USC), speaking about earthquakes and what a major earthquake could mean for you, your family and Los Angeles as a whole
- L.A. Fire Dept. Capt.ll John Ignatczyk, Disaster Preparedness Officer, will show you how to prepare for and what to do during an earthquake
Learn potentially life-saving skills through online presentations about:
- Hands-only CPR
- “Stop the Bleed”
- How to use a fire extinguisher
- Pet first aid and CPR
- And more
Meet our local police and learn :
- How to protect your home and your car by making them less attractive to criminals
- Find out how registering your bicycle can lead to its return if stolen
Learn how neighbors working together after a disaster will be essential after a major disaster such as a major earthquake
- Ready your L.A. Neighborhood (RYLAN)
- Neighborhood Team Program
- CERT — Community Emergency Response Team
Plus special programming for kids, pre-school to teens
- Walk ‘n Rollers: Bike safety skills
- Red Cross: “Prepare with Pedro” for young kids
- Red Cross: “Pillowcase Project” for elementary school-age kids
- Tips for Teens, Preparedness Isn’t Just for Parents
Discounts: Visit vendor booths and get attendee-only discounts to purchase emergency preparedness supplies
FREE preparedness items for attendees
Attendees will be eligible to receive a free give-away bag containing some supplies to start or add to your preparedness kit. Free items will be distributed via curbside pickup approximately 2 weeks after the fair at a date to be announced. One give-away bag per family, while supplies last.
Fair schedule and link to event
The fair schedule, as well as a link to join the event, will be emailed to everyone registered a few days before the event.