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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 
Tuesday 08/10/10
 
 

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ HB Emergency Operations Center OPEN HOUSE ~ RBPD CITIZENS ACADEMY ~ MARCY'S CARD
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~NATIONAL NIGHT OUT THANK YOU ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ ShakeOut Tip for August ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~ Plan Your Drill ~
:: CodeRED - Emergency Notification System for HB & ALERT LA County ~
:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~
:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB ~
:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services ~
:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ AGE PREPAREDNESS KIT ~ NEW SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER ~ EMERGENCY FANNY PACKS AVAILABLE ~
:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW! ~
:: LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITE ~
:: CONTACT US AT HBNW ~
HBNW CRIME LOG 

MYN 1

We are now using the information on CrimeReports.com for the crime log.

It will be a great benefit to the community as a whole to help increase  awareness and encourage residents to be more cautious.

You can go directly to the site below any time you want to check out the crime status.  The information is downloaded daily.

www.CrimeReports.com

You can also visit the HBPD on Facebook at:
Hermosa Beach PD Facebook Page
 

For those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly crime statistics for crimes in HB, please click the link below. 
 
  
 
 
This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like for your reference.     
SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 
Go to www.CrimeReports.com

Go to CrimeReports.com to access official crime data in your neighborhood and sign up for free email alerts.







Reports include:


PROPERTY CRIME
06 Aug 2010
800 BLOCK VALLEY DR
Time: 19:55
Vandalism/Graffitti
Unknown suspect(s) spray painted graffiti inside of the men's restroom at Clark Stadium. Latent fingerprints left by a possible suspect were recovered.
PROPERTY CRIME
04 Aug 2010
400 BLOCK 2ND ST
Time: 21:06
Vandalism/Graffitti
Unknown suspect(s) cut five bicycle locks in the 414 2nd Street underground parking garage. It is unknown if any items were stolen.




EOC GRAND OPENING

(Emergency Operations Center)



Date: Wed. August 11th, 2010

Time: 2:00pm-7:00pm open house

Dedication Ceremony presented by The Mayor & Council @ 2:00pm





         Where: 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach.  It  is on the 2nd Floor, above the Museum at the Community Center.

Public Works Week


Redondo Beach police accepting applications for Citizens Academy  (HB Residents Welcome)


The Redondo Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its 33rd Citizens Academy.
In 14 sessions,  participants will learn about police training, the special weapons team,  traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, the canine unit, and gangs and narcotics. Participants can go on a ridealong with a police officer.
The program, which provides residents with an opportunity to understand police operations, is aimed at creating a closer, more positive relationship between officers and the community.
Twelve sessions are held on Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 9 p.m., along with two optional Saturday mornings.
To obtain an application, go towww.redondo.org/police or contact Crime Prevention Specialist Andy Sartor at Andrew.Sartor@redondo.org or 310-318-0612.

"Marsy's Card"

The Hermosa Beach Police Department would like to keep the public and members of the media informed of available victim/witness assistance services.  It is the policy of the Hermosa Beach Police Department to treat victims and witnesses with fairness, dignity, and compassion.  To ensure full support for victims, the officers of this Department notify victims of their bill of rights pursuant to California Constitution Article 1, Section 28(b), "Marsy's Rights", and will also provide victims with referral services available through the State of California and other local resources. 

The attached "Marsy's Card"is provided by our officers to victims/witnesses of crimes.  In addition to the Victims' Bill of Rights, this card contains information on obtaining additional resources such as local support groups, victim compensation programs, and California statewide and national resources.   

Please contact Sergeant Higgins 310-318-0360 with any questions you may have.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on August 28, 2010 to examine all aspects of the Hermosa Beach Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief Greg Savelli announced today.

Verification by the team that Hermosa Beach Police Department meets the Commission's state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence, he said.

As a part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a Public Information Session on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The session will be conducted in the City of Hermosa Beach Council Chambers, located at 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (310) 318-0336 on Monday August 30, 2010 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the Public Information Session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards. A copy of the CALEA Standards Manual is available at the Hermosa Beach Police Department. Please contact Georgia Lonnquist at 310-318-0331.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hermosa Beach Police Department's ability to comply with the Standards for Accreditation may send them to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Ste. 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Hermosa Beach Police Department is Georgia Lonnquist. She said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar but out of state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The Assessment Team will be comprised of two experienced CALEA assessors, namely, Commander Robert Stack, Lexington Division of Police, Lexington, KY, and Karen Ashley, Deputy Police Chief (retired)/MCAO Accreditation Manager, Surprise, AZ.

Once the Commission's assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status, Chief Savelli stated.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Ste. 320, Gainesville, VA 20155, or call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225.

MBNW CRIME LOG
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Courtesy of
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department


Area 2
7/23/10 - 7/30/10                    Unknown time             1300 block of 11th Street
(Vehicle Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) stole the catalytic converter from the Toyota Tacoma which was parked on the street across from the victim's residence.

Area 10
7/31/10                                    9:15 p.m.                     200 block of 45th Street
(Attempted Residential Burglary) The victim was in the rear of the residence when she heard what she believed to be a subject on the second floor balcony. After checking the area later, it was discovered that screens had been removed from both of the balcony windows by unknown suspect(s) but nothing appeared to be missing from the balcony and entry was not made into the residence.

Area 2
7/31/10                                    10:26 p.m.                   1600 block of 2nd Street
(Vandalism) The victim's mailbox was destroyed by an unknown type of explosive. The victim heard the noise but no suspect(s) were seen.

Area 5
7/31/10 - 8/1/10                      10 a.m. - 8 a.m.          300 block of 15th Street
(Residential Grand Theft) The victim reported a few items of jewelry and two phone chargers had been stolen from the residence by unknown suspect(s). Multiple people entered the residence during this time.

Area 10
8/1/10 - 8/2/10                        7 p.m. - 6:20 a.m.       400 block of 34th Street
(Stolen Bicycle) The victim's bicycle, which had been hanging from hooks in the unattached garage, was stolen by unknown suspect(s) who opened the garage door.

Area 10
8/1/10 - 8/2/10                        8 a.m. - 7:25 a.m.       4000 block of Crest Drive
(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in a car port but left a spare set of keys in the open center console. The victim returned to discover the vehicle had been stolen by unknown suspect(s).

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RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG

Courtesy of
Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department
 
 

Please follow the link below to learn about recently published weekly crime
information.
 
http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/crime/weekly_crime_information.asp 
  

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS


RBPD Facebook Page: 

www.facebook.com/redondobeachpolice

RBPD Notification System:

http://local.nixle.com/city/ca/redondo-beach/
  
To subscribe to City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please go to http://www.redondo.org/ezines/default.asp


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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER


HBFD

Protect Yourself During Earthquake Shaking!

The Emergency Survival Program's August "Focus Sheet" stresses the proper responses for you to take in various situations when the ground below your feet starts shaking.  The following is information from that "Focus Sheet", including websites for additional information.

Learn what to do during an earthquake, whether you're at home, work or school. Taking the proper actions, such as "Drop, Cover, and Hold On", can save lives and reduce your risk of death and injury. During earthquakes, drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.

The area near the exterior walls of a building is the most dangerous place to be. Windows, facades and architectural details are often the first parts of the building to collapse. To stay away from this danger zone, stay inside if you are inside and outside if you are outside.

Check these websites for more information:



IN THE NEWS...





    Kids Are 1st  Fingerprinting and Child ID booth at Fiesta Hermosa

    Labor Day (Sept. 4, 5, and 6)

VOLUNTEERS WANTED
    We will need volunteers to help with crowd control, attach the photos of the children to the ID kits, hand out wipes to clean their hands and possibly help with taking some of the pictures. We will also have a car seat on display to address questions about proper car seat usage. We are also certified car seat technicians.

    Volunteers would be needed as available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days, Sept. 4, 5, and 6.  The booth will be located on the Pier Head near the surfer statue.  

    Please contact Marilyn Weinger, President of Kids Are 1st if you are able to help.

    310 479-1964  Office
    847 544-8169  Cell
    kidsare1st@gmail.com  E-mail

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kidsare1st#p/u   Link  to our You Tube Channel


    Health Lecture ~ Miracle of Living at the Beach. Please RSVP. Free for residents to attend.  Topic:

    HOT AND GETTING HOTTER?THE HEALTH OF WOMEN IN THEIR 40S, 50S AND 60S


    Report: Kids sickened by recalled pet food

    Researchers are warning parents to keep their children away from pet food and pet feeding areas, because the first known salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dry pet food has been reported.

    Gunman robs Hermosa Beach jewelry store
    A gunman tied up a store clerk and escaped with cash and gems in a robbery Tuesday at a Hermosa Beach jewelry store.
    The man walked into Avanti Jewelry at 1200 Pacific Coast Highway about 11 a.m. and asked the employee to show him some items, Police Chief Greg Savelli said.
    The man then pulled a gun, ordered the clerk to the back of the store and tied him up.
    The robber stole $500 cash and scooped up jewelry from multiple display cases before fleeing, Savelli said...
    Anyone with information about the crime should call Detective Jon Sibbald at 310-318-0341.

    EOC is SOP
    The city's new Emergency Operations Center will open officially 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, providing a club room for the Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association, a meeting room for public-safety community groups, and a training room for the police and fire departments.
    Members of the radio association in late 2007 launched a project to tear apart and rebuild an existing space within the Hermosa Beach Community Center on Pier Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway, to create a comprehensive emergency operation, communication and training center.
    Radio association founder Ken Hartley worked with city and civic leaders to drive the project to completion, and rallied donations from Hermosa Beach Kiwanis, Hermosa Beach Arts Foundation, Hermosa Beach fire and police associations, Leadership Hermosa Beach Class of 2010, CIA Design & Construction, and Dresselhaus Family Construction.

    Raccoon attacks woman and her dog in San Pedro

    We got a call from a San Pedro resident named Cheryl today who told us she and her dog, Scooby, were attacked and bitten the other night by a raccoon as they walked along the ocean cliff wall in San Pedro's Point Fermin Park.
    She said she often leash walks her dog -- a Chiahuahua-Jack Russell mix -- at the park in theevenings. But on Saturday night, she said a raccoon bounded over the wall from the other (cliff) side, biting her dog and then her on the leg, running circles around them. The racoon then literally chased them across the park to their car.




Prescription Drugs Drop Off Locations 

Click above for a list of locations for persons who wish to drop off unused prescription drugs or other narcotics (legal or illegal).



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STOP CRIME 
 



Con artists target grandparents
A Torrance resident called me the other day to let me know about a con someone tried to perpetrate on him.

The resident and his wife were asleep when their phone rang. The caller was sobbing.

"Hi Grandpa, don't get scared," the caller said.



A big thank you to our
PARTICIPATING BLOCK CAPTAINS

1. Doris Eberhart
2. Terrie Sanchez
3. Erin Phillips
4. Dana Graner
5. Janine Bozeman
6. Dyan Kaufman

We had a blast at each of your blocks.

Response from Block Captain

Doris Dodge Eberhardt  Thank you Tracy and all our outstanding city representatives in every department. Everyone loves NNO and so appreciates all your hard work and great community spirit, we are so lucky here in Hermosa. Count us in again next year!

To see photo's or to add your own click on:

Hermosa Beach National Night Out 2010

 
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BE A TREND SETTER

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND SHOP IN TOWN

SUPPORT OUR PIER AVENUE RETAILERS

First Thursdays

SHOP. EAT. PLAY
The First Thursday of every month in Downtown Hermosa Beach from 6pm-9pm. Participating shops, cafes, and art galleries will feature events and other cool stuff for you to enjoy.

Abe's Liquor                                                                           

Becker Surfboards

Bikram Yoga

Blue Rose Boutique

Bottleworx

Bow Wow Boutique

C'Est La Vie

Crème de la Crepe

Curious Gift & Furniture

Fritto Misto

Gum Tree

Hair Mechanics

Hermosa Chiropractic

Hermosa Lock and Safe

Java Man

Los Mychachos

Mark of Excellence Hair Salon

Marx

Maximus Salon

Mimosa

New Orleans Cajun & Creole

Nu Shuz

Planet Earth Eco-Café

RE:Style

Salvatore's

Sol Baby

Splashin Gifts

Mani Pedi Cutie!

Stars Antique Market

Studio 7

The Coastal Connection

The Massage Spot



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Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe environment.
 
Report Crime - Don't assume that your neighbors have already reported the crime or that the police already know. Report criminal or suspicious activity each and every time it occurs.
 
 
DIRECT HB Dispatch Number 
310-524-2750
 

Reasons for calling the non-emergency number include, but are not limited to the following:
 
  • You want to report a nuisance, such as a noise or parking complaint.
  • To report a non-emergency crime, one that did not just occur, and the
    suspect(s) are not in the immediate area. 
  • You have questions about something suspicious occurring in your
    neighborhood, and you are not sure it is criminal activity.
  • Solicitor just came to your door or are in the neighborhood.
  • Trash diggers.
  • Unusual foot traffic.
  • People you don't recognize walking your block with no seemingly specific direction or purpose.
  • Parked, occupied vehicles at unusual hours.
  • Abandoned vehicles.
  • Business transactions conducted from vehicles.
  • Unfamiliar people peering into parked vehicles.
  • Person removing vehicle accessories.
 
Be alert and observant wherever you are and learn to recognize signs of criminal behavior. Report all crime to the HBPD even if it is only an attempt. Crime cannot be controlled or prevented if it is not reported. By reporting crimes and suspicious activities you can protect yourself and others.
 
 
If you are in another city in the South Bay, these are their direct dial phone numbers to their PD/FD dispatch. 
 
El Segundo Dispatch 310-524-2760

Manhattan Beach Dispatch 310-545-4566

Palos Verdes Dispatch 310-378-5211

Redondo Beach Dispatch 310- 379-5411

Torrance Dispatch 310-320-2611
 
If you are in a city that you do not know or are on the freeways, call 9-1-1 and your call will be routed to the appropriate call center.
 
 
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Redondo Beach CERT Class Begins September 9th

As a Redondo Beach business owner/operator having your staff trained in disaster preparedness, response and CPR/First Aid/AED is well laid out plan.

Please consider sending one or more of your staff to this training and post in your break areas.

The application for the next CERT Class which begins Thursday, September 9th (6:30P-9:30P at the Main Library) is in the link below. I know you will be a great addition to this next class!!

http://www.rbcertaa.org/Files/Application_Form/2010%20Class%20Application.pdf

You will note that the dates haven't been updated on the right side of the application but just make reference to the September 9th Class.

REDONDO BEACH CERT TRAINING
The Redondo Beach Fire Department provides the training covering the topics.
Class 1
Disaster Preparedness
Class 2
Fire Suppression
Photo ID Session
Class 3
CPR
Class 4
Medical Operations I
First Aid
Class 5
Medical Operations II
First Aid and Triage
Class 6
Light Search and Rescue
Class 7
Terrorism Preparedness
Class 8
Disaster Psychology
Team Organization, NIMS
Hands on Training / Graduation
Fire Suppression, Cribbing, First Aid, Disaster Simulation Exercise
(Held on Saturday) Overview

Who:  People 18 years or older, living or working in Redondo Beach have priority in the classes.  Residents of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach may attend if space is available  Classes are limited to 35 people.
When/Where: The CERT Academy is taught  over an eight week period on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in the Main Library, Room A, Second Floor, 303 N. PCH, Redondo Beach.  The Disaster Simulation and Graduation is held on the Saturday following the last evening class from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Fire Station #2, 2400 Grant Avenue; lunch is provided. See the Event Calendar for upcoming classes.
Cost: $40.00 per person for Redondo Beach residents and $100 for non-residents.  This is charged by the Fire Department to cover some of their costs.  None of the money goes to RBCERTAA.  The fee includes a designated CERT hard hat, CPR & first aid certification, photo identification card, training manual and graduation certificates.
Upon successfully completing the training, you will be registered as a CERT volunteer with the Redondo Beach Fire Department and the FEMA: Code of Conduct and RBFD Waiver
Application Form: The 2010 application form is available here and also at the RB Fire Department site.
You can also pick up an application form at Fire Station #1, 401 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach 90277.
For more information contact Marcelle McCullough at 310-346-8551 or mmccullough@protectionatlocation.com

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Manhattan Beach CERT: Next Training Class










I hope you are all enjoying your Summer???  Sun would be nice.

 Our evening classes went quite well, and we're gearing up now for our next class in October, National Preparedness Month.  Our next class will be on, October 9, 16, and 23, 2010.  These are from 8AM to 4:30PM each Saturday.  One must attend all three days to complete the course.

 NOTE:   We have room for 32 persons in the class.  The first 32 that email me and send in their checks to the address at the bottom of the flyer are in.  We've never come up short yet.

 

The cost of the Class has gone up as we have replaced one cheap gas wrench with another more expensive multi tool in the back pack.  It is now $60.00 and you get back and out of this much more.

 For those of you that are interested in your Red Cross 3 year First Aid Card, we will set up an evening after you graduate to finish the certification.. A small fee for the book and card may be paid later.  Also in November we will have a Red Cross CPR Training session too.

Please feel free to call me on my cell if you have any questions. 

Thanks,

George G. Butts

President

Hotline: 310-802-5233

      Fax: 310-802-5201

      Cell: 310-701-0101

gbutts@mbcerta.org

www.mbcerta.org

Call Sign: KJ6IQJ

Manhattan Beach C.E.R.T. Association, Inc.

MBCERTA,  Drop Box #1

400 15th Street,  Manhattan Beach,  CA  90266

 

"I hear and I forget.

I see and I remember.

I do and I understand."

Confucius

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The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is now less than three months away, and already more than 4.5 million Californians are registered to participate. In 2009 this milestone was not reached until mid-September! 

If you have renewed your registration already, thank you!  If you or your organization has not yet renewed your registration for 2010, please login today to easily update your information and confirm your participation in this year's drill.  Now is the time to be planning how you will participate.

Help us contact you...
Have you been registered for awhile but this is this the first ShakeOut Update you have received?  (Today's email is sent from a different address. Past emails are on our ShakeOut Updates page.)  If you haven't been receiving these, the reason is likely your "spam" email filter.  The solution varies with each email provider. You may need to add info@shakeout.org to your email address list or to your spam filter "whitelist" (especially schools or larger organizations- ask your IT staff for the procedure).

Prepare, Protect, and Recover!
The ShakeOut is an opportunity for us to prepare together, before a major earthquake happens again in California. To help we are sending you preparedness tips each month, following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety:
Check it Out! Step 6: Check it Out! One of the first things you should do following a major disaster (if you are not injured) is to check for injuries and damages that need immediate attention. Make sure you are trained in first aid and know how to identify hazards such as damaged gas, water, and electrical lines. The webpage for this step has basic instructions for assessing injuries and damages and how to handle each appropriately.


NOTE: Firefighters, preparedness officials, and other experts agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the best way to protect yourself during earthquakes. Other methods can be very dangerous. Read our special report to learn why.

Who will ShakeOut with you?
A great way to help your friends, relatives, community, employer, and others get prepared is to encourage them to register to participate in the ShakeOut!  Let them know you are participating and ask them to join you.  You can also display posters, distribute flyers, and use other materials  available on the ShakeOut Resources page.

We're all in this together...
The ShakeOut has grown because of people like you, who see the value of practicing how to protect ourselves and for getting prepared. We have formed the Earthquake Country Alliance to foster an earthquake and tsunami resilient California. Our signature activity is the ShakeOut. If you have similar commitments please join the Alliance.

Thank you for your participation and commitment to earthquake safety!

Mark Benthien
Executive Director
   Earthquake Country Alliance
Director of Communication, Education, and Outreach
   Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC


 
  
When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare. 

 
RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS
 

HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster preparedness neighborhood program. 
 
To view all ACTIVE blocks in HBNW

Please request an INTRODUCTION Block Meeting, so your block will be considered as an active block in HBNW.  You may have volunteered to be your block's captain and receive the HBNW E-Mails.  However, we do not know if you are connected to your residents until you have had this meeting.  Please e-mail us if you have not had it. 
 
  
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings


MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
READY THE RESIDENT 
 
 

 

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You may want to consider doing the MYN 9 step Drill with your block on Saturday Oct. 23 in addition to the ShakeOut! Drop, Cover and Hold On Drill on Oct 21 at 10:21 a.m.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A MAJOR DISASTER AT HOME...

1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES.
2. PROTECT YOUR HEAD, FEET AND HANDS.
3. CHECK THE GAS AT YOUR HOME.
4. SHUT OFF WATER AT THE HOUSE...

If you have had the MYN training but have not yet trained your block and would like some assistance just let me know.


View the MYN PowerPoint Presentation

"Map Your Neighborhood" (MYN) is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.  It is a program that HBNW has adopted and highly encourages Block Captains to attend a class and implement the program on their street.
 
MYN will help you to:
  • Learn the "9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster" to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood. It is hard to think clearly following disaster and these steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives.
  • Identify the Skills and Equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in an effective disaster response. Knowing which neighbors have supplies and skills helps your disaster response be timely, and allows everyone to contribute to the response in a meaningful way. 
  • Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of natural gas for quick response if needed.
  • Create a Contact List that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled, or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
  • Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.
     
     

Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.
 
 


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CodeRED
  
The CodeRED system gives Hermosa Beach city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification messages. 

Please answer your phone when you see this number 866-419-5000 and save it as CodeRed.
 
 
 
 
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May be used to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number, and e-mail address with the Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System.

Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered.



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JOIN THE AMATEUR(HAM) RADIO TEAM!

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Courses

 For those interested in attending a future CPR/AED training session in Hermosa Beach, please email: kenhartley@verizon.net



We know how we will communicate when phones, cell phones and Internet go down. Do you?
 

T-038 / K6KAH
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association
Voice : 310-376-4776
 
 
 Visit the HBARA website!


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SURVIVAL KITS
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Order your supplies TODAY! 

 
 
We want to help you get prepared! 
 
 
 Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB. 
 
Enter HB2007 at checkout.

 
ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES
Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit Description:

The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit is a means by which a homeowner, tenant, or neighbor can easily locate their gas, water, and electrical mains and shut them off in case of a natural disaster or accidental emergency.

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Visit AES online today!

 

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FOCUS ON SENIORS 

Welcome to Hermosa Beach's new,

Senior Activity Center! 

Located at the Community Center 710 Pier Ave.  310-318-0280

BINGO, LECTURES, FITNESS, EXCURSIONS, SOCIAL HOUR

Let your Senior (50+) family and neighbors know about the new Senior Center today!

FANNY PACK EMERGENCY KIT

Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch and the newly established Hermosa Beach Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission applied for and received a Micro Enrichment Grant from the Beach Cities Health District. The grant will be used to purchase and distribute 138 Disaster Supply Fanny Packs to disabled and/or homebound seniors residing in Hermosa Beach.  
 
 
To receive a kit, please contact tracy@saferhermosabeach.com or call 310-374-1828.
 
 
DON'T MISS A MEETING
SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 

ONLY TIME FOR A QUICK MINUTE? 
 
SEE MAYOR DIVIRGILIO'S
 'MEETINGS IN A MINUTE' ON YouTube.
 
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