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    American Red Cross: Offers general disaster preparedness information, courses, and assistance to those recovering from a disaster.

    CERT: Community Emergency Response Team training is a free hands-on training course that prepares people to assist their community after a disaster.

    FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers courses (some free and online) in emergency management and assistance following a disaster.

    The Great California Shakeout: holds a statewide annual earthquake drill and offers earthquake preparedness information.

    NOAA: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers tsunami information, as well as information about some other weather-related emergencies.

    NFPA: The National Fire Protection Association offers fire prevention tips and safety information.

    Ready.gov: Offers planning tools and tips on disaster preparedness for many populations.

    Drop, Cover and Hold On: The Earthquake Country Alliance gives excellent information about how to protect yourself during an earthquake and why certain protective measures are recommended and others are not advised. This page includes an explanation of the dangers of using the so-called "Tirangle of Life".

    Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning: Learn the signs that someone is having trouble in the water - drowning is quick, quiet, and does not usually involve much splashing.


    Preparedness Now: This 5-minute video from the Great California Shakeout (hosted on youtube) dramatically depicts what life in Los Angeles would be like after a large earthquake, and offers preparedness tips.

    Upside Down: An effective public service announcement stressing the importance of being prepared for emergencies.

    Shelter in Place English / Spanish: A video that covers when and why to shelter in place, proper sheltering techniques, and what supplies you will need.

    Be Ready - Preparing your Medications for a Disaster English / Spanish: A video that offers different methods for obtaining an extra one week supply of prescription medications for use in an emergency. Tips are appropriate for parents of children with medical needs as well as the needs of adults.

    Cash Quiz: A 30-second Public Service Announcement for television that promotes this website.

    YOYO 7: You're On Your Own for 7 Days. A 30-second television Public Service Announcement and web page stressing to the public the importance of preparedness and self-reliance in a disaster.

    Don't Worry: a 30-second television Public Service Announcement that reassures parents that LAUSD is prepared to care for its students in an emergency and promotes the website developed for parents to find information about school emergency preparedness and response.

    The Adventures of Disaster Girl: A superhero, comic book-style30-second television Public Service Announcement that emphasizes the important role that LAUSD employees have in emergencies as Disaster Service Workers.


    Classroom Emergency Quick Guide: An LAUSD resource with basic information about how the District responds to different types of emergencies. It is distributed to all classrooms. 

    A Parent's Guide to Emergencies at LAUSD Schools