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Emergency Survival Program

The Emergency Survival Program (ESP) is a large-scale community education outreach program. The County of Los Angeles provides the leadership for a 15-county ESP Coordinating Council, made up of emergency managers from Contra Costa, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Ventura counties; various cities; the California Emergency Management Agency; Southern California Edison; the Southern California Earthquake Center; and the American Red Cross.

The Emergency Survival Program prides itself on being a trusted communicator of standardized, coordinated messaging. The ESP Coordinating Council develops publications and materials to address preparedness for all-hazards. Through an annual campaign that focuses on specific and incremental steps to increase the community's readiness, ESP aims to promote self-sufficiency and instill a sense of empowerment in the event of an emergency or large-scale disaster throughout the state of California.

By taking simple actions you can help prepare your neighborhood, family and community to be self-sufficient. You are encouraged to download the ESP materials on this site. For additional information about the Emergency Survival Program, please e-mail LACO-OEM@ceooem.lacounty.gov.

If you're using ESP, please complete the ESP survey, so the authors can see how widely the materials have spread and what your needs are.

From the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management:

Focus Sheets



Landslides and Mudslides

Make a Plan

Make Disaster Kits

Pet Prepardness

Drop! Cover! Hold on!

Shelter in Place or Evacuate


We have also collected ESP Focus Sheets from prior years. They are organized by subject, and contain the most recent versions. The date of the Focus Sheet is included in the file name, so if changes or updates are made, you will be current.

10 Essential
Emergency Preparedness Checklists - 10 Essential Items is available in English, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Taking Responsiblity
For Your
Emergency Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety:
Tips for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations is available in English. For Large Type, Braille, or audio copies, please contact the Emergency Survival Program.

Fact or
Earthquakes: Fact or Fiction

Be  Aware
Be Aware - Tsunamis

Terms You Should Know is available in English

ESP Activity Book for Kids The ESP Activity Book for Kids is available in English

Ready for
Alert Well-prepared And Ready for Emergencies is available in English

10 Steps for
10 Steps for Terrorism Preparedness is available in English and Spanish.

The ESP Bulletin on Terrorism is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

ESP Bulletin on Wildfires

ESP Bulletin on Crisis Communications

ESP Bulletin on Emergency Power

ESP Bulletin on Planning, Personnel and Administration

ESP Bulletin on Fire Suppression

ESP Bulletin on Shelter in Place and Evacuation

ESP Bulletin on Special Needs

Steps to
Family Steps to Survival

The above files are Adobe Portable Document Format files. You need Adobe Acrobat reader for these files.  The link will take you to the Adobe site. Follow the download and installation instructions.