Posted on January 15th, 2018

​In a regional emergency such as an earthquake, our communications systems—cell phones, land lines, and Internet— likely will fail.

FRS (Family Radio Service) radios, which are small, portable hand-held devices that function like walkie-talkies, work well for short range communication. They are an important part of your family’s disaster preparedness kit. Anyone who uses a mobile phone can, with a little training and practice (and fresh batteries), become a good FRS radio communicator. Learn how to use your FRS radio and practice your skills in a simulated emergency drill.

Please bring your FRS radios and batteries to our Emergency Communications Training:

Saturday, February 10, 9:00AM to noon
Meet near the flagpole in front of Palms Middle School
10860 Woodbine Street, between Kelton and Glendon
Los Angeles, 90034

Buying your FRS radio
You can buy handheld radios at most hardware and sporting goods stores, disaster suppliers,
and general merchandise stores, as well as online. Both Motorola and Midland have a selection
of moderately-priced models, as do several other brands.

NOTE: FRS radio operators don’t require a license but users of similar, more powerful, GMRS
two-way radios must have an FCC (Federal Communications Commission)-issued license. Some
devices are marketed as "FRS/GMRS" or "dual-service devices" but, if you operate such a radio exclusively under FRS rules, you don’t need a license.

Posted on December 21st, 2017

​You never know when YOU might be the person who can save the life of a loved one or a stranger.

​Class taught by the American Red Cross​.

​When: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:30AM-1:30PM (Bring a brown bag lunch)

Where: Palms-Rancho Branch of the LA City Library
2920 Overland Avenue (just North of National Blvd.)

Seating limited. Sign up at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-aidcpraed- certification-class-tickets-40159724818

Space will go fast, but there will be a waiting list. NOTE: We will be checking with those who
sign up in the days before the event to BE SURE you are coming and if we fail to get a timely
reply, we will start moving up folks from the wait list.

Important note to LAFD CERT Members: These classes do NOT satisfy your requirement for
CERT Level II status. To qualify, you must take a course that comes with AED & Infant CPR
elements.

Posted on November 29th, 2017

​​Santa will be coming to the area on...
Wednesday, December 6, 2016
(14A27)

​Santa Stops:
2:00 PM - 3724 Cardiff Ave (Niko’s Pre-
School)
3:00 PM - 3535 Overland Ave (Golden Manor Independent Living Home)
5:00 PM - N/W Corner of Vinton Ave, behind the Fire Station #43
(Evening of Community Neighborhood Watch)
5:45 PM - Clover Elementary School
(Westside Village Neighborhood Watch)
6:45 PM - 3500 Greenfield Ave

These Stop Times can vary 15 to 30 minutes.

Please listen for sirens, music and flashing police lights.
We are loud! Tell your neighbors so no one is alarmed.

What will appear?
Santa on an LAPD Sleigh!
​Santa will stop for pictures. Bring your camera. (The Sleigh will not be out if it is raining!)

​Additional information call your Senior Lead Officer or Pacific Community Relations Office at (310) 482-6407

Posted on November 13th, 2017

​On Wednesday November 22nd, the day before Thanksgiving, we'll be holding our annual LAPD Thanksgiving event to show community appreciation for the protection our officers provide to the community all year round. This is a gratifying opportunity to serve those who serve us all year long, often sacrificing family holidays and special occasions! It's also a great way for families and neighbors to meet our officers during a positive, social event! 

When:
Wednesday, November 22nd

Show your thanks by:
Preparing a dish (drop off by 3PM)
Setting up/ decorating 1 - 3 PM
Serving 3 - 6 PM
Clean up 6 - 7 PM

Where:
LAPD Pacific Division Community Police Station
Roll Call Room/ 2nd Floor
12312 Culver Blvd

​Sing Up online at: ​perfectpotluck.com or email us at officersthanksgiving@myneighbors.org


Posted on September 18th, 2017

Emergency Communications:
Our Phones are Out, Now What?


Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30-9pm

St. John’s Presbyterian Church,
11000 National Blvd at Military Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free Parking! Light Refreshments!
 
Recent hurricanes and major earthquakes highlight the importance of emergency communications. When such a disaster hits Los Angeles, our communications systems—cell phones, land lines, and Internet— likely will fail. Learn how to prepare so you can communicate with members of your immediate and extended family, neighbors, and disaster responders. There will be experts, demonstrations, and hands-on opportunities to try various methods of communications.  Plus: vendors and door prizes so you can add to your emergency preparedness supplies.
 
Participants: Adventure 16; AT&T; CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team); LAFD-ACS (Auxiliary Communications Services); MVCC (Mar Vista Community Council); More Prepared; Palms Middle School; PepC (Palms Emergency Preparedness Coalition); The Surplus Store





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