Emergency Preparedness and Response


Emergency Preparedness and
Response Program
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 637-3600
(213) 381-0006 FAX

Public Callers who would like to reach the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program or a report a public health issue may also call 2-1-1 anytime.


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Know Your Neighbors Banner

Do you know your neighbors?

Regardless of the type of emergency you may face or where you live, it’s important to know your neighbors.

Here’s why:

  • Emergency response teams may be delayed
  • Your neighbors may be the first ones who can help
  • They know where you live and will have a better idea of what you might need
  • So meet your neighbors today!

Being prepared for an emergency begins with “hello”.

  • Introduce yourself and let them know you live nearby
  • Tell them you’re making a plan in the event of a emergency and want to share your information
  • Exchange contact information such as a phone number or email
  • See example contact list


Know Your Neighbors link Plan Together link Be Ready link

For more information about community preparedness and for some tips on how to get to know your neighbors, go to prepare2respond.org, or www.ready.gov.


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Vision and Mission
Our Vision: Los Angeles County residents are protected from the public health consequences of both natural and intentional emergencies.

Our Mission: To prevent and mitigate the public health consequences of natural or intentional emergencies for Los Angeles County residents through threat assessment, planning, improved operational readiness, and timely response.
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