Gardena Emergency Preparedness and Response Coalition

What you do before an emergency is much more important than after the emergency and there will be an next emergency, there just will be.
Santa Monica Fire Chief Jim Hone, (ret)
GEPRC Emergency Preparedness for Seniors Day
An Audio Message from Jim Hone, Santa Monica Fire Chief, Retired

GEPRC Disaster Prep for Youth at the YMCA
GEPRC Emergency Prep for Youth at the Gardena-Carson YMCA

On June 17 and 18, 2014, the Gardena Emergency Preparedness and Response Coalition and Gardena YMCA Youth Programs teamed up to teach a variety of emergency preparedness topics to thirty young members attending their summer program.  The emergency preparedness classes and hands-on work stations were taught over a two day period lasting two hours each day.  The Day 1 topics included the importance of having an emergency plan and supplies for yourself and your family, earthquake preparedness, the use of technology in an emergency, and utility control training.  After observing the activation of the emergency action plan by YMCA staff, the Day 2 topics taught were airway and choking, bleeding control, shock recognition and treatment and fire extinguisher training.  The students enjoyed the hands-on work stations the most and promised to share the information with their families.

Tablet and Smartphone friendly Images from this event can be found by following this link.


GEPRC Training - Neighborhood Watch
The GEPRC takes their message of Emergency Preparedness into the neighborhoods of Gardena...

The GEPRC held its first disaster training event of 2014 at the Purche Ave Neighborhood Watch meeting. Retired Fire Chief Jim Hone instructed Neighborhood Watch members on how to turn on and off the water and gas going into the house while Chris Lynch instructed Neighborhood Watch members on how to safely turn on and off the electricity from the breaker panels and how to shut off the city water supply from the street. 
Photos from this event can be found in the "Photo Gallery" section on this web site.