Long Beach emergency response
The City of Long Beach has received 15 heavy-duty mobile generators to be used in the event of a power failure or other emergency. The generators were purchased with Homeland Security Grant funds through the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and are being stored in strategic locations throughout the City.
On Friday, November 7, 2014, at approximately 1:00 A.M. the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Maury Avenue in regards to a complaint of a strong chemical odor. The initial investigation at the scene led officers and firefighters to believe the smell was related to a possible clandestine laboratory.
Long Beach Fire Department CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and other city departments and disaster response agencies will host the first-ever “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014, to help residents prepare for incidents such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and act of terrorism.
A storm surge event with higher than normal water levels is expected to impact the Peninsula and Naples areas of Long Beach this weekend. The storm surge is being caused by Hurricane Norbert in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and is expected to impact southeast Long Beach from Friday afternoon through Monday morning.
Long Beach residents and businesses will participate in the 2013 Great Shakeout October 17.
If an earthquake took place tomorrow, would you know what to do? Join millions of Californians in the Great California ShakeOut at 10:17 a.m.
To help survive the next major earthquake, Federal, State and local emergency officials are coming to Long Beach on Saturday, March 9, 2013 to talk about how to get ready for the “Big One.” The event featuring a number of experts and presentations, will be facilitated by KCET anchor, Val Zavala.
The Long Beach Fire Department is expanding the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program by implementing neighborhood teams and adding refresher courses.
“In case of a major disaster, our residents will be need to be self-reliant while our first responders will be dealing with high priority emergencies,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
Will you be prepared to survive for several days on your own after the “Big One” hits Southern California? Come find out what the experts are saying about what needs to be done to get ready in Long Beach at Let’s Get Ready Long Beach!
On Saturday, May 12 at the Long Beach Public Library Downtown Auditorium, class members of the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute Class of 2012 will present a free, three-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Preparedness Course.
Sonia Inez Hernandez, who lied about finding an abandoned baby at a gas station, will have to pay back the city of Long Beach for the search and rescue efforts.
Sonia Ines Hernandez, 52, the woman who fabricated a story about finding an infant abandoned at a gas station, pleaded no contest today to misdemeanor criminal charges and was ordered to repay the City of Long Beach for responding to the hoax, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced today.