Knowing what to do in an emergency or disaster is the key to a quick response and recovery. The City of West Hollywood's Public Safety Department is dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to be better prepared.
Sound the Alarm
“A properly installed smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” says Fire Chief Daryl Osby of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “It’s also the most effective way to reduce tragic injuries and deaths.”
Carbon monoxide detectors are required in residences, per California state law. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include severe headache, dizziness, mental confusion, nausea and fainting. Many companies now make 2-in-1 combination smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Alarms that don’t work or are older than 10 years should be replaced.
- Emergency Mass Notification System
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency.
- Emergency Supply Kit
You can cope with a disaster by being prepared before the disaster strikes. Create an emergency supply kit!
- Public Access AED Program
Learn about the city's public access automated external defibrillators
- CERT Programs
Learn about the Community Emergency Response Program
- What important docs should you have in your emergency kit? The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit explains them all!
- Download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts and safety tips.
- Have a question regarding disaster assistance? Click here for information about individual assistance and click here for information about assistance to businesses.