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Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications

The Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications was created to centralize and bring more focus to disaster preparedness functions in the City.

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Disaster Preparedness Bureau

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The mission of the Disaster Preparedness Bureau is to centralize the direction and support of planning, coordination and management of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

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Emergency Communications Center

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The mission of the Call Center is to protect lives and property through effective communications while maintaining the safety of first responders: and performing duties with courtesy, professionalism and respect.

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Homeland Security Grants

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The City of Long Beach is a principle participant in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program. With these funds, the City purchases new emergency operations equipment. Funds training of emergency first responders, and supports other homeland security needs.

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Latest News

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The Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is seeking a Disaster Preparedness intern to perform a variety of professional tasks within research, grant management, outreach and communication functions.  The position is located at the Emergency Communications and Operations Center, 2990 Redondo Avenue, Long Beach, CA. Visit www.longbeach.gov/jobs to find out more and to apply!
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News reports about natural and man-made disasters have dominated the headlines of late. Each disaster serves as a reminder to the city of Long Beach and its residents how important it is to “be prepared” while at home and work for a disaster.
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Our pets are part of our family. When you prepare your  emergency kit make sure to include your pets.

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Press Releases

The City of Long Beach will celebrate Pet Preparedness Month throughout the month of June with a variety of outreach and educational activities for pet owners. Pet Preparedness Month encourages residents to incorporate the needs of their pets in family emergency plans, including providing pet supplies in emergency go-kits and registering pets with Long Beach Animal Care Services so they can be more easily identified if they are separated from the family during a disaster. 
Tsunami Preparedness Week is March 26 to 30, 2018 and the City of Long Beach will be hosting events and activities throughout the month to educate residents on actions they can take to prepare for and respond to a tsunami.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the first rains of the season to pass through Long Beach beginning today and extending into Tuesday evening. The rainfall amount is predicted to be between one to two inches in coastal areas.
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