Free

EMD Summer Seminar Series: Public Information & Warning

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium

100 West 1st Street

(Corner of Main St. and West 1st)

Los Angeles, CA 90012

View Map

Event description

Description

*Note*: City of Los Angeles Employees will receive priority registration, followed by regional government partners. Please register using your City of Los Angeles or work email address.

Within the past few years, events in the news including the Hawaii false missile alert, the Northern California wildfires, and Hurricane Harvey have underscored the need for rapid, clear, and accurate information from government sources to the public in the event of an emergency. A critical responsibility of local government is to tell the public what's happening, what they need to do, and what actions the government is taking.

This seminar will discuss the capabilities, best practices, and requirements for disseminating public information and warning for the City of Los Angeles. The Emergency Management Department (EMD) will provide an overview of the Public Information and Warning Annex followed by presentations from two guest speakers:

  • Kate Hutton, Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Los Angeles EMD. Kate will discuss the City's emergency alert and warning system as well as current best practices and policies.

  • Helen Chavez, Assistant Director of Preparedness, LA County Office of Emergency Management. Helen will present on her experience directing the Joint Information Center during the Woolsey Fire.

The target audience is anyone who is responsible for providing public information or has a responsbility for transmitting public warnings for their department. Even if you do not have direct responsibility, better awareness of what is required to support these tasks can help your department's response in a real world emergency and protect the public.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium

100 West 1st Street

(Corner of Main St. and West 1st)

Los Angeles, CA 90012

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved