Because disasters impact entire communities, effective disaster preparedness requires an investment from everyone: individuals, schools, businesses and local governments must be empowered to help create safe communities.
The City of Los Angeles states that critical services may disrupted after a hazardous event or disaster and that individuals and families should prepare to be self-sufficient for at least seven to 14 days after a major shock. (Resilient Los Angeles, March 2018)
That’s why PrepareSoCal is working to bring resiliency planning, CPR and First Aid training, and to the people who will be the first on the scene when disaster strikes: members of the communities themselves.
With the help of local business, government, first responders, the nonprofit sector, community-based organizations and faith-based organizations, the American Red Cross is helping to forge resiliency plans with communities across Southern California that share the common goal of keeping our communities safe in the face of disaster.