Chair: Christine Stemar
Vice-Chair: Tim Hui
The mission of the Mar Vista Community Council’s Committee on Public Health and Safety is to assist stakeholders in elevating the quality of life, enhancing safety, and improving emergency preparedness within the community. The committee does this by encouraging personal responsibility and through cooperation with public and private-sector agencies having jurisdiction over the community.
The Committee meets every month on the 1st Wednesday at 6:PM. During the Mayor's "Stay At Home" order, meetings will be held via Zoom. Please check the MVCC website for Zoom instructions. Please check the MVCC Calendar for the Agenda, extra meeting material, and/or if the meeting has been changed or canceled.
January is National Blood Doaner Month!
Go to : redcrossblood.org OR donatebloodcedars.org (for Cedars Sinai Hospital) to find a drive near you!
The 13th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair was a huge success!
Check the website for recordings of all the presentations : www.valleydisasterfair.com
Continue to make your Emergency Plan, complete your medical/first-aid kit, get your supplies together... Every month, work on another step of your Preparedness Plan. Please go to: READY.GOV for information on How to Prepare, Plan & Stay Informed, as well as other valuable information. This site provides the same information in Spanish. Please share this with your loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
“Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters." By planning now, you will take the guess-work out of the hectic first minutes and early hours when a disaster is happening, you will feel ready to stay safe when disasters occur.
People with disabilities and others with access and functional needs also need to adapt their plans based on their specific needs. Work with your care providers to determine the best ways to stay safe if the power goes out or it is challenging to travel. Think about any supplies that may be needed, and practice the plan together.
FEMA’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan commits to training Community Based Organizations and non-profits to help them continue providing services after a disaster. These entities include, but are not limited to, faith-based organizations, food banks, childcare centers, shelters, non-profits and small businesses. They serve to strengthen their communities and provide help in “blue-sky” days and during emergencies, when need for their services may surge.
Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN)
OPEN includes both a web-based, self-guided training, and a downloadable instructor kit that will guide participants on how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions.
The OPEN training provides an overview of the 10 preparedness actions and creates a path forward for organizations to develop their own disaster response plan. Go to: https://community.fema.gov/opentraining
Newly Added Resources
Critical On Line Resources
Ongoing FREE Classes and Trainings
During this COVID-19 pandemic, all trainings and seminars have been canceled. When they reschedule or resume, the information will be posted.
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