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There will be a RYLAN Orientation workshop open to all. This is designed to prequalify the participants to present the RYLAN program in their respective neighborhoods with support of the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department.

This is being presented by the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and supported and facilitated by the Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance, North Hills West Neighborhood Council and the Mid-Valley Regional Library.

Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) is a free service offered by the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department that empowers neighborhoods to be more prepared for the next big disaster.

The program features a variety of things you can do to increase your personal, family, and neighborhood readiness.

Prepare
Preparing yourself, your loved ones, and your home reduces the serious impacts of disaster. Many activities are free and take only minutes. Contact us to learn how simple actions can save a life and reduce damage.

Organize
Hold a Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) meeting. You and your neighbors will create a Response Plan. You will learn what to do in the first hour of a disaster response. Contact usfor program materials and a meeting facilitator.

Practice
Disasters can overwhelm the capacity of 9-1-1. Neighbors become your best source of help. Your confidence as responders will increase as you practice using your Response Plan. Contact usto schedule your practice exercise.

Connect
Sign up for the City’s emergency notification program, Notify LA. When disasters occur, the City will alert you with specific instructions on what to do. Text READY to 888-777 to sign up.

Communicate
You and your neighbors will want to communicate with each other, other neighborhoods, and the City responders during a disaster. Contact us to learn how.

Train
Enroll in preparedness training classes, such as CERT, First Aid, CPR, Amateur Radio, etc. to enhance your readiness skills. Contact us to learn of the training opportunities available in your area.