The Emergency Survival Program (ESP),
formerly known as the Earthquake Survival Program, is an
awareness campaign designed to increase emergency preparedness
at home, in
the community, at work and at school. ESP was developed
by the County of Los Angeles. The California Governor’s
Office of Emergency Services (OES) and representatives from Contra
Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mono, Orange,
Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa
Cruz and Ventura counties, various cities, Southern California
Edison, the Southern California earthquake Center, and
the American Red Cross assist in the development of campaign
materials and in
coordination of the campaign.
Each year a list of monthly preparedness steps is recommended
as an easy way for you to prepare for all hazards. You are encouraged
to download the ESP materials. A complete list of available publications
is listed below. Please let us know at email@example.com when
you download and use these materials. We in turn will inform
the authors. We hope that telling them how widely their information
is being used will inspire them to write new items and keep their
already published materials up-to-date. By taking simple actions
each month you can help prepare your neighborhood, family and
community to be self-sufficient.
Don’t Delay – Prepare Today!
Each month, this ESP series examines a different aspect of all hazards preparedness for homes, neighborhoods, businesses and schools. By the end of a year, following these segments will help prepare your family, neighbors, co-workers and classmates to work together to provide relative safety and comfort during the first hours and days following a disaster.
The ESP 2007 “Don’t Delay – Prepare Today!" calendar summarizes the year’s suggestions on preparedness for all hazards. English language versions are available in color and in black and white.” The ESP Poster provides a list of the monthly topics.