PALOS VERDES ESTATES • DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
alerts / resources / volunteering
Arm yourself with the facts
• opt-in to official alerts
• know who can provide help
• become a volunteer
/ opt-in /
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 AlertSouthBay.com or text ALERTSB to 888777.
/ emergency contacts /
Life threatening emergencies – 911
Palos Verdes Estates Police Department – (310) 378-4211
City of Palos Verdes Estates – PVEstates.org (310) 378-0383
Los Angeles County OEM – LaCounty.gov/survival-guide
California Office of Emergency Services – caloes.ca.gov/cal-OES
FEMA – Ready.gov
/ resources /
PVE Disaster District Program (DDP) Volunteers – PVEstates.org
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) – palosverdes.com/nart
Amateur Radio Operators “HAMS” trained to communicate with city and county agencies during a disaster.
PVE-CARES Senior Program – PVEstates.org
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 Watch – PVENW.org
A community group of neighbors who look out for each other, promote safety awareness and crime prevention,and report suspicious activities to the police.
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.
Los Angeles County – LAcounty.gov
An in-depth survival guide offered in multiple languages County of LA Survival Guide: ready.lacounty.gov/emergency-survival-guide/
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.