ffreassurespatientincarThe purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Program of the City of Arcadia is to prepare for and respond effectively to major emergencies. The program establishes and maintains an Emergency Management System which coordinates preparedness, response, and recovery phases for natural disasters, technological disasters and national security emergencies.

The Emergency Management Program includes all elements necessary to respond quickly and effectively to major emergencies.  These elements include: an Emergency Management Plan, an Emergency Operations Center, an Emergency Management Team, Public Safety Officers, an Employee Safety Officer Program, a Public Education Program and trained volunteers.

action-logoACTION (Arcadians Caring Together Improves Our Neighborhoods) is the emergency preparedness, crime prevention, and fire prevention program for the City of Arcadia. Recognizing the importance of preparing for any kind of emergency, the City of Arcadia has prepared a useful resource handbook that gives information of how to prepare before the emergency, how to survive during and what to do after.

Topics include:

  • General Emergency Preparedness
    • Survival Kit Checklist
    • First Aid Kit Checklist
    • Food and Water for Survival
    • How to Care for Those with Special Needs
  • Earthquake Preparedness
  • Terrorism Preparedness
  • Crime Prevention
  • Fire Safety and Prevention
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Resource Guide

Remember, the key to survival is preparation.

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 English Version
 Chinese Version

Request a hard copy of the ACTION handbook

To request that a hard copy of the ACTION handbook be sent to you, please call (626) 821-4314.  Remember to include your name and address.  Hard copy versions of the ACTION handbook are only available in English at the present time.

 Request an ACTION presentation

If your civic, service, church, or neighborhood group would like a free ACTION presentation given by our Fire Department and Police Department staff, we would be happy to help.  Typically, there is a verbal or computer presentation followed by questions and answers.  The discussion can be customized based on your particular needs (e.g. seniors, children, and so on).  A free ACTION handbook will be given away to all in attendance, and sometimes small emergency preparedness-related "gifts" will be available as well.  Request and schedule an ACTION presentation online by clicking here, or call (626) 821-2648.

Emergency Pet Decals

In case of an emergency...

Pet Sticker

City of Arcadia Emergency Pet Decals notify rescue personnel that there are animals inside that also need to be saved.

Fill out the decal with your pets' information and affix the static cling sticker to the window nearest an entry into your house.

To pick up your free Emergency Pet Decal, go to an Arcadia Fire Station, Arcadia City Hall, or call (626) 821-4314. 

Other useful disaster preparedness information includes:

Links to state and federal agencies that provide useful information related to emergency preparedness:

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Governors Office of Emergency Services

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Los Angeles County Fire Department

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American Red Cross Southern California Region

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Los Angeles County Bioterrorism Preparedness And Response

 

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