DDAR- Disaster Preparedness
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DDAR- Disaster Preparedness

The County of Los Angeles is currently working on its Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) and hopes to get your insight to help them create a more disability-inclusive Emergency Operations Plan.

What is an Emergency Operation Plan, or EOP?  An EOP is like a big instruction manual that helps us stay safe during emergencies or disasters. It tells us:


  1. Who will do what: It assigns responsibilities to individuals, teams, or organizations. For instance, it might specify who is in charge of evacuation, who will provide medical
    help, and who will handle communication with the public.
  2. When they do it: It outlines the timeline or triggers for taking action. For instance, it might explain when to issue a public warning or when to open emergency shelters.
  3. Where they’ll do it: It also tells us where these important jobs will happen. This could be where the people in charge of emergencies will gather to make decisions, or where
    things like food, water, or first aid kits are stored.
  4. Where they do it: It may specify where operations will be located, such as where an emergency operation center will be set up or where resources are stored.
  5. How they do it: It provides guidelines or procedures for carrying out these tasks, such as how to evacuate a building safely or how to distribute emergency supplies.

Think of the EOP as our guidebook for staying safe during emergencies. It’s designed to help communities minimize the impact of disasters, protect lives and property and help us get back to normal as quickly
as possible.

The County of Los Angeles is looking to learn from people with lived experiences who may have been or currently are a person living with disabilities.

Please support our community by taking a minute to complete this survey and suggesting to others in our community that they complete it as well. Our lives may very well depend on it.

Please feel free to share this survey with others in your community

The link to the survey, in a multitude of languages, can be found below:

If you need assistance in completing the survey please contact Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR).

They can be reached by phone, text, or fax at:  (213) 282-9021

Or you can email

CALIF’s Disability Disaster Access & Resource Center (DDAR) works in collaboration with California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) to provide Mutual Aid and disaster relief support as well as emergency resource information when needed.

CALIF’s will provide assessment for people at risk who reside in high fire threat areas, crowded urban communities, etc.

Emergency Services include:

a)   Emergency lodging on approved Emergency Services events

b)   Food Vouchers/ Gift Cards

c)   Gas/Fuel Gift Cards/ Transportation to and from lodging and/or Community Resource Centers.

Please Contact: Michael Martinez at 213-627-0477 ext. 204 or by email: DDAR.MMartinez@calif-ilc.org