It is everyone’s responsibility to be personally prepared for emergencies. Major emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. We may have to evacuate our neighborhood or be forced to “stay-in-place.” Basic services of water, gas, electricity, and telephones may be interrupted; our police and fire departments may be handling crises away from Hancock Park.
Through our Block Captain network, we support neighbors helping neighbors. Block Captains may organize meetings to make block-by-block plans and distribute information. If you would like to help your block captain or volunteer to be one, please contact Jen DeVore at
Emergency Kits, Equipment, and Supplies
Local plumbing and hardware stores, chains such as Costco, OSH and Home Depot, camping and outdoor wilderness supply stores have many supplies. Also, consider these sources:
Contact the Red Cross or LAFD for information on training in First Aid, CPR, and CERT.