The Valley’s Honorary Mayors & Local Neighborhood Councils To Sponsor “Disaster Preparedness Summit” And Launch The First Permanent Volunteer Preparedness Training Center In Los Angeles On April 25th

NORTH HILLS, CA — The San Fernando Valley’s Honorary Mayors and several local Neighborhood Councils are coming together to sponsor the first annual “Whole Community Volunteer Interactive Preparedness Summit” on April 25th, 2015.

“Planning, Preparedness and Training are the keys to a resilient community, minimizing any disaster’s disruption to everyday life and the local economy. At the Summit, we’re bringing useful information and skills to the community that will make them equipped to be more prepared for a disaster.  We look forward to replicating this model in the Valley and throughout Los Angeles,” said LAPD Volunteer & Summit Coordinator Cheryl Cashman.

“This Summit is the confluence of community leaders and first responders coming together to teach what is actually going to happen when a disaster strikes Los Angeles.  We are kicking off a series of these trainings, as well as launching the first permanent volunteer preparedness center in Los Angeles on Saturday, and we hope the entire community will attend and learn basic survival skills they can apply in future situations,” said Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys & Council President George Thomas.

First, you register to enter the summit, then you will experience numerous exercises including: Hands On Interactive Preparedness Presentations, Trainings, Compression-Only CPR,  Urban Survival Techniques, “A Taste Of Preparedness” Disaster Relief Beverage + Food Service, What You Need To Know from the LA Dept. of Water & Power, the Gas Company, How To Use Portable Solar Power, Emergency Communications and lots more!  (10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM)  All food will be available starting at 11:30 AM and served on a first come, first served basis – as long as it lasts!  Every time you do a hands-on experience, you earn a completion ticket.  Once you have earned three hands-on colored tickets, you have earned the choice of  “A FREE LUNCH” or a free personal preparedness item.

WHO: George Thomas – Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys * Dennis Zine – Honorary Mayor of Woodland Hills * Nancy Cartwright – Honorary Mayor of Northridge * The Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti * Van Nuys Neighborhood Council * North Hills West Neighborhood Council  * Greater Valley Glen Council * North Hills East Neighborhood Council * Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council * Canoga Park Neighborhood Council * U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas *  CA Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian * L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl * CA State Senator Robert Hertzberg * CA State Senator Fran Pavley * CD3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield * CD7 Councilmember Felipe Fuentes * CD2 Councilmember Paul Krekorian * CD6 Councilmember Nury Martinez * Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) * Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) * California Highway Patrol (CHP) * COLA Sheriffs Department (LASD) * LA CAT: VPREP SFV Task Force * VPREP Net – Roozy Moabery ARES * VOLUNTEER Emergency Command Center (VECC) San Fernando Valley Bureau * Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) * Vantage Restaurant Group * Dave Brown (Sound) * LAPD Van Nuys Division CPAB * LAFD Auxilliary Communications Service (ACS) * 7-ELEVEN Franchise Owners Assn. * Denny’s (On Roscoe at 405 Fwy) * Bob Cupples (Videographer) * Western Bagel * Bob Ramsay Communications * LASD Deputy Augarten * Cal OES *  Rich Fleming (Dutch Oven Chef) * American Legion Post 308  * The Government Center Gazette & Van Nuys News Press * Warner Brothers – The Movie: SAN ANDREAS * First On Scene Training (Moulage) * Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (LA EMD) * COLA FEMA PrepareAthon 2015 * Event Department of Water & Power (LADWP) * Southern California Gas Company * MEND Poverty * Blue Can Water Company * Survival Educators *

WHAT: The “Whole Community Volunteer Interactive Preparedness Summit.”

WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  (Press Conference starts at 8:30am, and press can enter the property to start setting up at 6:00am.)

WHERE: North Hills United Methodist Church, 15435 Rayen Street, North Hills, CA  91343

WHY: To kick off and launch the first in a series of training centers and summits throughout Los Angeles and the Southern California area.  (

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