"Following a major disaster, fire and rescue resources may be unable to immediately respond to all those in need. In such a crisis, it will be neighbors assisting neighbors until emergency response personnel can arrive. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training provides residents with the skills and tools necessary to take care of themselves, their families, neighbors, and coworkers in the event of a disaster." CERT training is free. Find a class: Rosemead, CA CERT, County of LA CERT, nationwide listings by ZIP code.
"Listos is a grass-roots disaster preparedness program that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of Spanish-speaking communities. The program is delivered in a format that is both culturally and linguistically appropriate for the target population."
Los Angeles County’s Emergency Operations Center will use emergency alerts to notify residents and businesses of emergencies or critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations. Landlines are already included, sign up at this website to get alerts for mobile.
Get up-to-date information directly from the county fire department.
"SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties..." This site monitors air quality in SoCal. Check this site for air quality alerts in your area.
"Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters."