In the event of a catastrophic emergency our city services will not be available for hours or even days. The Neighborhood Team Program is adaptable to the needs, resources and interests of each community, thereby improving preparedness and response at the neighborhood level.
The Neighborhood Team Program combines the best aspects of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program, Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) and LAPD’s Neighborhood Watch program.
Using LAFD CERT Coordinators as the driving force behind the program, NTP can be rolled out across the city as a standard plan for any neighborhood groups looking to start to organize their own Neighborhood Emergency Response Team.
Teams usually comprise of 10-20 persons, living within a 3-5 block radius, led by CERT trained personnel from the area.
Training is available and will ensure your family’s safety, as well as your own.
- You will learn the basics of emergency services protocol
- You will learn about your neighbor’s strengths and weaknesses
- You will be prepared in advance with supplies and contact information
- When the Big One hits, our community will be ready to help ourselves and our neighbors.