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Emergency Preparedness Information – National Preparedness Month

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Hi, Everybody:  Gosh, how did it get to be September already?!?  Here we are at another National Preparedness Month!  So, what have YOU done to prepare since last September?  Got those water barrels filled and secure?  Or at least a good collection of water bottles and jugs on hand?   Have you stocked your pantry really well with several weeks worth of groceries?  Checked your First Aid Kit to mak...
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Can You Recognize A Heat Emergency?

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Temperatures across California will be blazing hot in the days ahead. We have your heat wave safety checklist to keep your loved ones safe. From http://patch.com/california/northridge/can-you-recognize-heat-emergency On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, including a dual tragedy involving French touri...
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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Contest

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Be the first to spot a Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair bus bench ad in the City of Los Angeles! Whoever sends the first email received at info@ValleyDisasterFair.com (based on the email timestamp) with a photo of the ad and the location (nearest intersection and city) of the bench in the photo will win a Mini Mystery Kit of EP Supplies. Will it be you? Keep your eyes open and you just might be t...
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Important Emergency Preparedness Information

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Please attend our Lake Balboa NC Emergency Preparedness Meeting/Drill thisSaturday, August 1st, 8:00 to 11:00 AM, at our Emergency Preparedness Bin, located in the Woodley Lakes Golf Course Parking Lot at 6631 Woodley Ave.  Go south on Woodley Ave. from Victory Blvd., past the Orange Line Busway, to the second driveway on the right.  (See the Woodley Lakes Golf Course sign as you turn into the dri...
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Updates from the Emergency Preparedness Committee

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Hi, Everybody! Our July EP Meeting is NOT to be missed!!!  We'll be discussing how to proceed with readying Lake Balboa for disaster -- be it earthquake, fire, flood, terrorist attack or hazmat spill.  We can't wait any longer, and must move forward.   Please be part of the solution -- not just for our Neighborhood Council area, but for others throughout the city as well.  We took the lead in p...
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Lake Balboa NC Emergency Preparedness Update for May 2015

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Hi, Everybody:  Time again for our Lake Balboa NC Emergency Preparedness Meeting, this Saturday, May 9th, at 9 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal, 2nd Floor Community Meeting Room, at 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley), in Lake Balboa, 91406.  Plenty of FREE Parking out front in the short-term lot in the spaces closest to the street.  Come inside the building and take the elevator ...
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City Uses App to Alert People Trained in CPR of Nearby Emergencies They Can Help With

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LA partners with PulsePoint to empower residents to help save lives. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the fire chief unveiled a smartphone app Wednesday that alerts people with CPR training if someone in a nearby public area is suffering from cardiac arrest and needs their help. The PulsePoint app sends alerts to its users at the same time fire department dispatchers are notifying emergency crews; guid...
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7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Video and Photos

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7th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair last Saturday that drew nearly 1500 people, which Councilmember Mitch Englander, Chair of the City Council's Public Safety Committee, said was the largest in Los Angeles. Many Valley Neighborhood Councils supported this great event. Photo locations: Photos by Firefighter Adam VanGerpen Photos by Tom Johnson Photos by Office of Councilmembe...
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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Recognized for Participation in the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

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The Best Of Ongoing Collaboration Award presented to Valley Disaster Preparedness Team at Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Council's (VANC) annual mixer held at Carla's Café, CBS Studios, Studio City, CA, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 About 8 years ago, a small group of Neighborhood Council members passionate about emergency preparedness formed the North Valley Disaster Preparedness Team for the s...
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Wake-Up Call: Be Prepared for Disaster with a Financial First Aid Kit

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Yesterday's 4.4 temblor reminded us all that we live in an earthquake zone. And while a lot of us have emergency water and supplies on-hand, being prepared for a disaster means more than that - it means being financially ready. Financially Ready? In the event of a large earthquake or other natural disaster, you'll need to (more…)
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Lake Balboa Emergency Preparedness Update

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Happy New Year, Everybody!  Hope your holidays were your best ever, and along with all the celebrating, you got the chance to enjoy the peace of the ending year with thoughts of pride and accomplishment.  We did, but with ideas for furthering some goals in the new year.  Come join us in this fun endeavor! Our first EP Meeting is this Saturday, the 11th, 9:00 AM at the Flyaway at the NE corner o...
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Lake Balboa NC Board Member’s CERT Training Put To Use

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It's always such a pleasure to brag on our CERT graduates, and especially when they are part of our own Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Board! I wanted you all to know that our own Brian Tessier put his CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) skills to work on Saturday afternoon, October 19th, at the corner of Haynes and Haskell Streets at the 405 Freeway.  Several of our Council Board member...
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Which buildings will survive the Big One? LA Times found 1,000+ that may not

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L.A.'s hidden earthquake dangers http://www.latimes.com/... Thousands of Southern Californians live and work in a type of building vulnerable to collapse in an earthquake. To assess the danger, a team of Times reporters combed through thousands of city and county records to identify these buildings -- concrete structures built before 1976. We found more than 1,000. Experts say we're overdue...
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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Video and Photos

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The 6th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair was held October 8th, 2013 at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills.  It was another great turn out by our stakeholders and community members and an amazing showing from all participating Neighborhood Councils. We'd like to give huge thanks and acknowledgement to Mark Hovater for the video and Adam VanGerpen for the photos of the event. [youtub...
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September is Emergency Preparedness Month! Find out what your Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council is doing to be prepared.

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Hi, Everybody -- Welcome to September, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH!    I hope you all have plans to further your plans and preparations for emergencies/disasters, AND that you are planning to attend our Emergency Preparedness and Communications Meeting this coming Saturday morning, 9:00 AM, September 14th, at the Flyaway, 2nd Floor, northeast corner of Saticoy and Woodley Avenues in Lake Balboa. ...
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Congratulations to Linda Pruett

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Congratulations to Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Vice President and Emergency Preparedness Commitee Chair, Linda Pruett, for being voted and recognized as Public Safety Chair of the Year by the Valley Regional Congress of Neighborhood Councils. Public Safety Chair of the Year Linda Pruett, Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Thank you for all the hard work that you have done for o...
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Emergency Preparedness Meeting

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Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council is holding a community emergency preparedness meeting Saturday, March 14 in Van Nuys. Skip Tribble of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Van Nuys Airport will be the guest speaker. He will discuss some of the emergency preparedness efforts and plans at Van Nuys Airport. The meeting will cover ways to build relatio...
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Lake Balboa Leads Again in Emergency Preparedness

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Photo by Bernard Falkin. Click photo above for a large, hi-res version. Press Release – Lake Balboa, California – October 5, 2008 When the ‘Big One’ comes, Lake Balboa will be prepared.  Almost one hundred fifty citizens made Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley safer this Sunday when LAFD CERT Commander Stacy Gerlich graduated the city’s largest class ever of Community Emergency Response Team T...
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