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Excellence in Service
Excellence in Service 3/6/2024 HEROES WORK HERE: Click here for a recap of our LB 9-1-1 Team responding to back-to-back structure fires!
Op-Ed: Prepare Now for a Tsunami 9/1/2023 Director Reggie Harrison shares preparedness tips for before and during a tsunami with the Alamitos Bay Neighbors Magazine.
Storm Advisory
Preparing for Hurricane Hilary 8/25/2023 High winds and intermittent periods of heavy precipitation are also anticipated citywide. The storm system is expected to arrive early Sunday morning, Aug. 20, and into Monday, Aug. 21. Learn more.
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Tsunami Week Panel Discussion 3/22/2023 Join us on March 27 for a panel discussion at the Aquarium of the Pacific to learn more about tsunami science and preparedness.
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Join Long Beach 9-1-1 Informational Sessions 10/11/2022

Join us on October 20 or 25 to learn how to become a dispatcher directly from Long Beach 9-1-1’s very own.

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2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 10/5/2022 The draft plan is now available for your review and comment through October 16. Let your voice be heard!
Another View
Op-Ed: Prepare Today to Protect Your Loved Ones 9/15/2022 Director Reggie Harrison discusses National Preparedness Month with the Grunion Gazette.
Excellence in Service
Excellence in Service 6/24/2022 HEROES WORK HERE: Click here for some recent stories about our LB 9-1-1 Team in action!
Pet Preparedness Month 2022
Pet Preparedness Month 2022 6/10/2022 Pets are family members, too! June is Pet Preparedness Month and we are going all out this month to help include pets in your emergency planning.
Community Partners
Disaster Preparedness Community Partners Meeting 7/22/2019 Join us for our first Community Partners Meeting of the year. 
Are you our next Intern?
Are You Our Next Intern? 7/19/2018 The Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is seeking a Disaster Preparedness intern to perform a variety of professional tasks within research, grant management, outreach and communication functions.
Are you Ready?
Commentary: Are you prepared for a disaster? 6/28/2018 News reports about natural and man-made disasters have dominated the headlines of late. Each disaster serves as a reminder to the city of Long Beach and its residents how important it is to “be prepared” while at home and work for a disaster.
Pet Preparedness
Build Your Own Pet Emergency Kit 6/11/2018

Our pets are part of our family. When you prepare your  emergency kit make sure to include your pets.

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Long Beach Celebrates Pet Preparedness Month in June 5/29/2018 The City of Long Beach will celebrate Pet Preparedness Month throughout the month of June with a variety of outreach and educational activities for pet owners. 
Job Opening: Disaster Preparedness Officer 3/13/2018 The Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications has an opening for a Disaster Preparedness Officer.  The Disaster Preparedness operation is one of three bureaus in the Department with approximately 4 employees and an operating budget of over $1.5 Million.

Tsunami Walk
Join us for the 2nd Annual Tsunami Preparedness Walk 2/27/2018

The Long Beach Tsunami Preparedness Walk and Resource Fair will be held on March 17 at the Will Rogers Mini Park (Appian Way and Nieto Avenue, Long Beach, 90814). 

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Text to 911
911 Texting Will Give Victims, Witnesses Another Option For Help 11/30/2017 On November 30, CBS Los Angeles came to the Department 9-1-1 Dispatch Center to report a story on our new text to 9-1-1 capability.
911 call or text
text to 9-1-1 comes to Long Beach December 1st 11/30/2017 Beginning December 1 2017, hearing and speech-impaired residents of Long Beach and those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1 for help in an emergency, can Text to 9-1-1.