Posted on February 24th, 2016


Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:00 – 8:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Community Room
Southwest corner of National and Military
All Westside Village residents welcome.
Coffee and cookies will be served. 
6:00PM  Registration, cookies and coffee
6:30PM  Business Meeting
Election of Officers:
Brian Considine, President
Scott McCauslan
Ken Alpert
Greg Severson
Valerie Fontaine
Christine Stemar  

Treasurer's Report 
Councilman Koretz 
SOL Juan Ceja

7:25PM Neighborhood Watch

7:40PM Bill Koontz of the MVCC

7:50PM Valerie Fontaine on Emergency Preparedness

8:00PM Conclusion

Posted on February 8th, 2016

Wednesdays March 2-April 13, 2016, 6:30-9PM

Los Angeles City Fire Station #59
11505 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064
Free Parking!


In a disaster situation, police, fire, and ambulance services will be overwhelmed and won’t be available immediately to respond to emergencies. WE will be the first responders, so we must be ready.  CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training helps you prepare to help yourself, your family and your neighborhood in the event of an emergency.

CERT classes, taught by the LA Fire Department, are FREE.  They are open to everyone over 18, including those who took the course previously and want to refresh their skills.  The training consists of seven weekly 2-1/2 hour evening classes.  If you miss a class, you can go to any other location to make it up. 

You will learn to:
  • prepare for emergencies;
  • manage utilities and put out small fires;
  • treat the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock;
  • provide basic medical aid;
  • search for and rescue victims safely;
  • effectively organize volunteers;
  • and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

Posted on January 20th, 2016

Westside Village Homeowners Association
Neighborhood Preparedness Team

Hands-on Disaster First Aid Training

Learn from EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians)
Thursday, February 4, 2016

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

Free parking • Light refreshments provided 
Seating limited.  RSVP to:

Did you know that cuts and broken bones are the most common injuries suffered during an earthquake? Since first responders will be overwhelmed in a disaster situation, are you ready to handle these wounds on your own?

As a follow-up to her Disaster First Aid program presented by the WVHA last August, Marci Sandell, a retired EMT, will review a few first aid basics and lead us in a hands-on bandaging and splinting workshop.

Wednesdays March 2-April 13, 2016, 6:30-9PM
Los Angeles City Fire Station #59
11505 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064
Free Parking!

Posted on November 10th, 2015

Join us for the 2015 City of Los Angeles Regional El Nino Town Hall Meetings

Join us for a town hall meeting that will review ways you, your neighbors, and your business can prepare for El Nino, and to learn more about what the City of Los Angeles is doing to prepare for adverse weather. City officials and department representatives will help you understand your community's risk and answer questions related to wet winter weather. Attend any of the regional meetings at the following locations: 

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Peck Park Recreation Center
560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Granada Hills Recreation Center
16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Westchester Recreation Center
9100 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles

Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, information on El Nino preparedness for Los Angeles can be found at

This event is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department in coordination with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Public Works, Animal Services, Department of Disability, Department of Transportation, Department of Building and Safety, Department of Water and Power and Los Angeles County Public Works.​

Posted on September 10th, 2015

What to Have and Do
Before, During, and After an Earthquake

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7-9pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church,
National Blvd and Military Ave

Get to know your neighbors and learn how to
protect yourself, your family, and your neighborhood!

Learn how to prepare your home to minimize injuries and damage, what you need in your earthquake preparedness to-go and sheltering-in-place kits, how to choose family meet-up locations and make a communication plan, what to do when the shaking starts, and how to recover once the shaking stops.

Also: the dangers posed by your utilities and how to prevent and handle them; special planning strategies for children, the elderly, people with special needs, and pets; the basics for handling injuries, and disaster communications options.

Disaster supply vendors will be on-hand so you can see, touch, and purchase items for your earthquake kits.

Don’t miss the chance to win door prizes to add to your preparedness supplies!

Do You Live In Westside Village?
Westside Village Homeowners Association

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization was founded in 1961. Our annual membership dues are nominal and help support a dedicated group of volunteers who give members a wide range of benefits including preservation & improvement of property values, participation in government and developer meetings, public improvements, contact with elected officials and government agencies, promotion of health and safety measures, Neighborhood Watch programs, publication and distribution of the WVHA newsletters and planning of the Westside Village Fall Festival.
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