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Other Important Links

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General Resource Sites

Citizens Corps Council

USA Freedom Corps

Health Resources and Services Administration

Resources for Children, People with Special Needs, and Pets

FEMA for Kids

This site contains a variety of resources for children including information about disasters and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as fun games, quizzes and stories.

American Red Cross Facing Fear Curriculum for Young People

Facing Fear was developed to address a demand by educators and caregivers of children for materials to help children cope in uncertain times. The curriculum is a supplement to the Masters of Disaster children's natural hazard safety curriculum. The format and components are similar, including ready-to-go lesson plans, activities and demonstrations that can be incorporated within core subject areas. Lessons are aligned with national health, social studies and language arts standards.

American Red Cross Interactive Zone

The Interactive Zone web site offers games and quizzes, virtual tours, coloring books, and many other fun activities for children.

Preparing for Emergencies for Seniors

There are commonsense measures older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.

People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs

If you or someone close to you has a disability and other access and functional needs, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself and your family in an emergency.

FEMA: Information for Pet Owners

Guidelines on how to prepare a plan to care for pets before, during and after a disaster.

ESCA Advice for Pet Preparedness

The Washington Stae Emergency Services Coordinating Agency has some great tips on how to make sure your pet survives the disaster.

Disaster Preparedness Materials in Spanish

FEMA en Español

Local Resource Sites

City of Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach Disaster Service Workers

Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch

City of Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach CERT Association

City of Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach CERT Alumni Association

Personal Preparedness Resources and Checklists

The Federal Emergency Management Agency
Plan and Prepare
Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed

Red Cross
Preparing and Getting Trained

State of Washington
Key to Success: Prepare in a Year

FCC License Information

FCC "Technician" (entry level) & FCC "General" (2nd level) classes are available locally at Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. No pre-registration required, no fee for either course. There is a $15 fee to take the FCC test.

For dates and more information contact:

You can take practice tests at