Emergency Preparedness in Westlake Village
In response to the potential of floods, fires, storms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, the City has created an emergency preparedness program encompassing a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, along with a highly organized, all-volunteer Disaster Response Team. Under the City’s plan, the City Manager serves as the emergency operations director responsible for the implementation of the State Emergency Management System Multi-Hazard Function Plan within the organization. Activities include training staff and volunteers in preparation of a disaster, and coordinating responses with other public safety contract agencies such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff, the Lost Hills Station, the L.A. County Fire Department, etc.
Residents may sign up for emergency notifications through Blackboard Connect -CTY. In the case of an emergency or large scale incident, residents who sign up will receive timely messages via email, cell phone, home phone, or text message. To sign up click on the image below.
Hazard Mitigation Survey
The City collaborates with the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and Malibu on a Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan, which is updated every five years, takes a look at all forms of potential hazards (earthquake, wildfire, floods, etc.) within the region and identifies mitigation efforts that can be undertaken either regionally or by each City. Please take a moment to take the Hazard Mitigation Plan Community Survey below to assist the City in its mitigation efforts.
BUILD YOUR EMERGENCY KIT
Having an emergency kit, or "Go Bag" is a critical part of being prepared. When a disaster strikes, it may be difficult to remember all the things you could potentially need to make it through the incident.
Visit the following link to learn what you should pack in yours: READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT
Hazard Mitigation Plan
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Audrey Brown, Assistant City Manager.
Download a Storm Season Guide for Preparedness from Los Angeles County.
The Sheriff's Department Published These Informative Tips Regarding Emergency Preparedness for Families