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alerts / resources / volunteering



Arm yourself with the facts

• opt-in to official alerts

• know who can provide help

• become a volunteer

/  opt-in  /

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Sign up to receive official emergency alerts

Alert SouthBay - The city’s official emergency notification system that keeps residents notified of area disasters and major emergencies via text, email, phone and social media platforms.


Register to opt-in at or text ALERTSB to 888777.

/  emergency contacts  /

Life threatening emergencies – 911 

Palos Verdes Estates Police Department – (310) 378-4211

City of Palos Verdes Estates –  (310) 378-0383

Los Angeles County OEM –

California Office of Emergency Services –


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PVE Disaster District Program (DDP)

A community-based disaster preparedness and response group under the direction of PVEPD. DDP supports community responders with equipment and supplies, and works side-by-side with CERT, NART, Disaster Service Workers and the PVEPD’s Reserve Corps.


PVE Neighbor Amateur Radio Team (NART)

Amateur Radio Operators “HAMS” trained to communicate with city and county agencies during a disaster.

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A volunteer group that assists our city’s senior residents to live safely and independently in their own homes. Provides support resources, hosts educational and social events.


PVE Neighborhood

A community group of neighbors who look out for each other, promote safety awareness and crime prevention,and report suspicious activities to the police.

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Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) – 

CERT training, taught by LA County Fire, covers personal safety, fire suppression, and medical first aid to teach you to become your own first responder in the event of an emergency.

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Los Angeles County 

An in-depth survival guide offered in multiple languages County of LA Survival Guide:

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Comprehensive tips and tools for the entire family and for businesses.


CalFire –

Prepare your home and family for the next wildfire.

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become a volunteer

Volunteers are residents who can give a few hours of their time a month to help ensure the safety of the community. If you have a special skill such as a 2nd language, licensed child care provider, emotional support dog handler, medical, EMT or retired police or fire, please contact the PVEPD Community Relations Officer at (310) 378-4211.

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