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City Uses App to Alert People Trained in CPR of Nearby Emergencies They Can Help With

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LA partners with PulsePoint to empower residents to help save lives. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the fire chief unveiled a smartphone app Wednesday that alerts people with CPR training if someone in a nearby public area is suffering from cardiac arrest and needs their help. The PulsePoint app sends alerts to …

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Hundreds Attend the “Resilience By Design” Community Meeting

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Mitchell Englander, and US Geological Survey seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones hosted a community meeting to provide residents the opportunity to learn more about “Resilience by Design,” Mayor Garcetti’s plan to improve our City’s infrastructure and ensure public safety and preparedness in the event of an earthquake …

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7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Video and Photos

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7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair last Saturday that drew nearly 1500 people, which Councilmember Mitch Englander, Chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, said was the largest in Los Angeles. Many Valley Neighborhood Councils supported this great event. Photo locations: Photos by Firefighter Adam VanGerpen Photos by Tom …

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Northridge West Neighborhood Council Recognized for Participation in the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

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The Best Of Ongoing Collaboration Award presented to Valley Disaster Preparedness Team at Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Council’s (VANC) annual mixer held at Carla’s Café, CBS Studios, Studio City, CA, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 About 8 years ago, a small group of Neighborhood Council members passionate about emergency preparedness …

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Northridge West Neighborhood Council-Sponsored First Aid & CPR Training Was a Success!

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Thirty-plus Northridge West Stakeholders completed First Aid – CPR Training. Instructor Stacy Gerlich did an awesome job of focusing the class on learning and understanding the skills necessary to help save the life of a family member, co-worker, relative, friend, or neighbor. She maintained the attention of each student with …

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Wake-Up Call: Be Prepared for Disaster with a Financial First Aid Kit

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Yesterday’s 4.4 temblor reminded us all that we live in an earthquake zone. And while a lot of us have emergency water and supplies on-hand, being prepared for a disaster means more than that – it means being financially ready. Financially Ready? In the event of a large earthquake or other …

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