Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Volunteering and Training

County of Los Angeles: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

"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 CERTCounty 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."

Emergency Alert Systems

Los Angeles County Emergency Alerts

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.

UWest Zen Alert

The UWest Zen Alert system will provide alerts to mobile devices in case of emergencies on campus. Instructions for sign up are available at this website.

Wildfire Resources

Los Angeles County Fire Department

Get up-to-date information directly from the county fire department.

South Coast Air Quality Management District

"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.

Educational Resources


"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."