Disaster Preparedness Committee

Let's Get Prepared! Let’s not wait for a disaster to happen. Plan with the Ocean Park Association Emergency Preparedness Committee how to organize your neighborhood.

Want to be a Block Captain?

Organize your street or neighborhood for emergency preparedness by assessing the needs, skills, and resources available on your block.

As a Block Captain, you will attend a meeting with other block captains to discuss the steps needed to organize your block:

  • Invite your neighbors to a meeting.
  • Distribute surveys and emergency checklists.
  • Assign members to a Search & Rescue Team.

To learn more, please contact
Marcy Winograd, Chair of OPA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee
Marcyteach@gmail.com, (310) 795-2322.

City of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management
1685 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8411
(310) 917-6626 TTY

Emergency Check-List

To prepare for an emergency, the City of Santa Monica recommends you stock the following:

  • Enough food and water to last 7 days. You’ll need one gallon of water per person per day. Pack non-perishable, high energy foods. Remember to have enough food and water for your pets, too.
  • Stock supplies such as a battery-operated radio, a flashlight with extra batteries, and a first-aid kit with bandages and disinfectants.
  • Keep cash on hand. ATMs and credit cards may not work if there is a power outage.
  • Provide a change of clothing, including sturdy shoes and gloves. Have a sleeping bag or air mattress on which to sleep.
  • Remember your essentials: medications; eyeglasses/contact lenses and solution; identification cards; birth certificate; passports, etc.

Links for Emergency Preparedness

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit

Additional items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit

Household Disaster Preparedness Survey

Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management

Household Disaster Preparedness Survey & Letter to Residents

Emergency Preparedness Meeting Agenda

Suggested Emergency Preparedness Kit
American Red Cross

Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
US Department of Health and Human Services

Neighborhood Survey, Form Letter, Meeting Sign-In Sheet

Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service

Santa Monica CERT

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT is a community based group of volunteers that have completed a federally recognized training course taught by local Public Safety Personnel and First Responders.

The training is a comprehensive program detailing ways to assist family, friends, neighbors, and your community in small or large scale disasters.

This training is free, and open to anyone that lives or works in Santa Monica, over the age of 18. 

Learn how to prepare for emergencies and be ready to respond to assist the community immediately following incidents of all sizes.

New: 2 Courses in 2013

Course spots are reserved on a first come, first served basis and are dependent on the successful completion and approval of your application.

to CERT website

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