The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) and the Tarzana Neighborhood Council are participating in the world’s largest earthquake drill as part of The Great California Shakeout on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, at the Tarzana Recreation Center, 5655 Vanalden Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.
This is a full scale earthquake drill, which will have a Tarzana neighborhood and residents involved as active participants, playing the role of civilian community responders and/or injured survivors. The event will also include participation by local law enforcement, fire fighters, animal services, and more. As part of the day’s event, a disaster survival fair will be held with live music, food trucks, and raffle prizes. All members of the public and media are encouraged to attend and observe the proceedings.
This event is part of the City’s 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness initiative, which educates citizens about what they can do to prepare their neighborhood for a disaster. Additional information about the 5 Steps program, to include a free guide and video, are available at http://www.5steps.la.
The following is a timeline for the day’s events:
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM – Neighborhood civilian response to the disaster
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – City responders arrive and take control of response to the disaster
10:40 AM – LAFD helicopter landing to simulate rescue operations
11:30 AM – Press Conference
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Disaster Survival Fair: preparedness information and entertainment
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