This page provides downloads and links to important emergency information.

Support for Our Heroes
Should you wish to donate:  List of Non-Profits Supporting First Responders

LA City Ready Your Neighborhood (RYLAN) Information
This valuable program, sponsored by the City’s Emergency Management Dept., prepares neighborhoods for emergencies and disaster situations; visit READY LA.  Email:  See also:  LA City Guide to Preparedness.

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)
Another valuable program sponsored by the American Red Cross, Santa Monica Chapter:  Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Overview
Request a presentation:  MYN Presentation Request Form

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training
For information about this important LAFD program, visit CERT-LA
CERT coordinator and Seniors & Elders Disaster Preparedness Consultant:
K.C. Soll (Palisades resident),

CalFire “Get Ready for Wildfire” App
How to download the app:  Ready for Wildfire App Information

LA City “NotifyLA” App
The City’s official emergency alert app:  NotifyLA

Earthquake Early Warning Cellphone App
How to download the app:  ShakeAlertLA App Information

LA County Disaster Preparedness
Emergency readiness resources:  Ready.LACounty
Survival Guide (extensive information):  LA County Emergency Survival Guide

LAFD Disaster Preparedness
“Quick Links” to LAFD Emergency & Disaster Information
Guide to Preparedness:  LAFD Emergency Preparedness Guide
Brush Clearance information:  Fire Prevention – Brush
Wildfire Resources:  Wildfire 

City, County & LAFD Emergency Alerts & Services
LAFD Alerts
LA City Emergency Management Services
LA County Alert System

U.S. Government:  Emergency Planning
Valuable emergency info. from
Make a Plan

North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council
A wealth of fire readiness information from this respected organization: NTCFSC
NTCFSC video presentations:  #1: Make Your Home Less Vulnerable to Wildfire! #2: Make Your Home Less Vulnerable to Wildfire!

Organization that delivers living saving initiatives and disaster resilience information to Los Angeles residents: MySafe:LA

Fire Prevention Videos
From Dr. Jack D. Cohen, Research Scientist, US Fire Service Rocky Mountain Research Station:
1)   Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
2)  If Your Home Doesn’t Ignite It Can’t Burn
3)  Understanding Fire Behavior in the Wildland/Urban Interface
4)  Radiant Heat versus Firebrands (embers)

Defensible Space
A website compiling best practices for creating fire-wise homes and landscapes, from an initiative led by the Santa Monica Mountains Resource Conservation District:

Evacuation Orders — Terminology
Cal OES (Governor’s Office of Emergency Services) definitions as of May 2020:  Evacuation Orders

Emergency Preparedness Guides — Pacific Palisades
These emergency preparedness program files were developed by long-time community leader and past PPCC Chair Flo Elfant as a public service for the Pacific Palisades community.  Three major emergency preparedness guides are presented here.  Please note:  Although these guides were developed before the advent of smart phones/social media/other digital messaging devices & platforms, the information they contain is still valuable.

The first guide, Family & Business Information Plus Personal Survival Guide, provides information for a family unit.  This guide helps your family prepare for and, if necessary, deal with a major disaster such as an earthquake, wildfire, flu pandemic or terrorist attack.  It contains a variety of resources relevant to dealing with such disasters.  Family & Business Guide

The second guide is the Neighborhood Emergency Planning Guide — useful for organizing members of your local neighborhood in the event of a disaster.  Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Guide

The third guide is the Business Emergency Planning Guide to assist business owners in creating a disaster preparedness plan specific to the needs of their business.  Business Emergency Preparedness Guide