The best route to learning how to
do anything is to find information first.
Emergency preparedness does not
have to be hard: it is mostly using common sense and applying it
to every day activities. However, ignorance regarding what perils
are possible leads to fear, which leads to poor preparation, which
may lead to ‘accidents’, damage, and may add to our
The more we learn about natural
and man-made hazards, the better prepared we are to deal with possible
events. Even if we don’t actively do something, the knowledge
gained is never wasted: as our awareness increases, so does our
preparedness and comfort.
As long as we have choices, it’s
NOT a disaster!
There are many avenues
to gaining knowledge and an understanding of health and safety:
the Lawndale Library has reference materials available; the City
of Lawndale’s Emergency Preparedness Office offers exciting
handouts and can assist in providing training classes; the County
of Los Angeles/Office of Emergency Management and Sheriff’s
and Fire Departments also can provide much information and guidance
on preparedness and programs available in the County.
Whatever your preparedness needs
and interests are, there is a program available. But it is up to
the individual to make the effort and commitment to follow through.
Additional information is available
through the following internet links. Be aware –prepare!
The internet has lots of free information
available regarding health, safety, emergency preparedness, and
City of Lawndale:
Lawndale Elementary School District:
Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Department of Homeland Security:
Occupational Safety & Health
United States Geological Survey:
California National Guard:
Drug Abuse Resistance Education
Los Angeles County Department of
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Los Angeles County Fire Department:
Los Angeles County Office of Emergency
State of California Office of Emergency