EPIC: Emergency Preparedness in Communities with California for All- Listos California.
Contact the EPIC Coordinator:
Tammy Alakszay - Talakszay@ncoinc.org or (707) 998-8643
Are you ready for a disaster?
Getting ready is much simpler than you think. Doing some small things today can help make sure you, your family, pets and other important people in your life are safe and cared for when disaster strikes.
Use these simple tools and resources below to learn the risks, build awareness and prepare yourself and your community to deal with an earthquake, wildfire, flood or pandemic.
Looking to do more for your community? Consider becoming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer. The CERT Program will prepare you to provide meaningful assistance to your neighbors in the event of an emergency or disaster. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to learn more.
GET PRINTED MATERIAL
This was a first-of-its-kind effort to leverage the strong oral tradition prevalent among California’s farmworkers by delivering preparedness information through audio in a variety of languages commonly spoken by our essential farmworkers, including indigenous languages. Listos California provided a grant to United Way Fresno and Madera Counties (UWFM) to collaborate in partnership with Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) and Mixteco / Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) to create audio recordings of disaster preparedness information.
GET OUR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES
Listos California has free print, online, text message, social media and streaming audio and video resources that you can use and share to promote disaster preparedness in your home and community. Help yourself to 100+ resources in more than 20 languages.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IS AS EASY AS A TEXT MESSAGE.
Californians can sign up to learn how to get prepared for natural disasters by texting LISTOSCA to 72345 or following the link here to sign up right now. You will receive one text message per day, sent at the time you choose, over the course of a week. By the end of seven days, you’ll learn how to complete five easy, free, or low-cost steps to protect yourself and your family.
IN 20 MINUTES TAKE FIVE STEPS FOR SAFETY AND SURVIVAL.
We want you to be prepared in case of a disaster. In this online course, you will learn five easy steps to help you get ready before a disaster. We will teach you, and you can teach others. Together we will make a real difference for our community. In this interactive online experience, you will learn about the role you play in your own safety and why YOU are the BEST person to help yourself and your family, prepare for disaster. Get ready to think through evacuation scenarios, practice packing your supplies, and learn how to help yourself and others get ready for disaster.
REGISTER FOR A CERTIFIED COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING.
The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.