Emergency Preparedness

Map Your Neighborhood

Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations can save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage. In most major disasters, first responders will not be able to get to you immediately. Your neighbors will likely be the first ones around you to be able to offer assistance. You’ll need to coordinate these crucial efforts, BEFORE a disaster strikes. Knowing what to do in the first hours after a disaster may help save lives, reduce injury, and decrease neighborhood damage.

Signal Hill has a neighborhood focused program available called Map Your Neighborhood. The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency. Interested residents can receive a brief one-on-one training by the Signal Hill Emergency Operations Coordinator. Once that training is completed, you will then contact your neighbors and give a 90-minute program on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. To sign up, contact Emergency Coperations Coordinator at 562-989-7239.

Information and Resources

Publications - Family Emergency Supplies Kit

Red Cross Family Emergency Supplies

Emergency supply kit checklist for items including:

  • Water
  • Food
  • First aid kit
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Tools and supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Clothing and bedding
  • Special items
  • Important family documents

Publication - Food and Water in an Emergency

FEMA Emergency Supplies

Contains information about:

  • Preparing an emergency food supply
  • Storage tips
  • Shelf-life of foods for storage
  • What to do if the electricity goes off
  • Preparing containers of water
  • Hidden water resources in your home
  • Ways to treat water
  • Disaster supplies kit

Links/Police Phone Numbers