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Is a California Community the Most Prepared in the U.S.?

Tucked beneath green tennis courts in a hidden corner of Bel Air Crest, a 10-by-20-foot shed holds enough emergency equipment to stock a small hardware store — a 13,000-watt tri-fuel generator, a satellite phone and neatly organized boxes of medical … Continue reading

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UCLA Water Main Break

A 93 year old water main broke near the campus of UCLA sending a torrent of raging water through parking structures and athletic facilities. The 30-inch pipe’s rupture shot water 30-feet into the air sending an estimated 20 million gallons roaring onto roads … Continue reading

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Westwood Emergency Preparedness Fair – Sunday July 27th

The Westwood Neighborhood Council is holding their fourth emergency/disaster preparedness fair on Sunday, July 27th 2014 from noon until 4 PM. This event will be held at the Westwood Presbyterian Church located at 10822 Wilshire Boulevard. Free parking will be … Continue reading

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San Bernardino County Fire Dispatch Center in Rialto Receives International Acclaim

San Bernardino County’s emergency dispatch center has been noted as one of the best emergency call centers worldwide. On Tuesday, the dispatch center was honored as an Accredited Center of Excellence by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, county fire … Continue reading

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Cal EMA is Once Again Cal OES

What’s in a name?  Maybe not so much. In the hundred-year history of emergency management and response in California, the state government organization that coordinates and supports those activities has been known by many titles: The State Council of Defense, … Continue reading

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FCC Seeks Public Comments on Emergency Communications by Amateur Radio

In response to the Congressional directive to prepare a study to assess Amateur Radio’s role in emergency and disaster communications and the impact of private land use regulations on the amateur community’s ability to provide such communications, the FCC issued … Continue reading

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Whoops… Mistaken Verizon Emergency Alert Scares N.J.

Not quite the “War Of The Worlds” broadcast of a Martian invasion in New Jersey, a Verizon “emergency” alert Monday that the company texted to its wireless customers still jangled some nerves and triggered hundreds of calls from concerned residents … Continue reading

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LAPD Chopper Makes Emergency Landing at Pierce College

Officials are investigating why a Los Angeles police helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Woodland Hills on Monday afternoon. The helicopter landed shortly before 2 p.m., touching down at Pierce College. Although police officials didn’t name the exact … Continue reading

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