Are You Prepared To Be Isolated After A Major Earthquake?

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After a major earthquake, Southern California could be isolated for a great deal of time. There are estimates that suggest that isolation could last anywhere from 72 hours to weeks after the initial shock. In some cases it may be months! So the question we ask is, are you prepared… Continue reading

Earthquake Preparedness – Building Retrofit Law Explained

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We have had a few folks call and email our offices in regards to the complex and extremely cost prohibitive Los Angeles earthquake retrofit law enacted by Mayor Garcetti. All this has been brought on by the 7.1 Mexico earthquake that struck the region of Mexico City. As of this… Continue reading

Earthquake Preparedness – 96 Hour Emergency Kit

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The 96 hour emergency kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for at least 3 days. During the past 20 years this has changed significantly. It was originally the 24 hour kit but then was suggested it be increased to 48, then 72… Continue reading

Pool Lifeguards In The Crosshairs!

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Several years ago and based on the state of lifeguarding as we saw it, we predicted that pool lifeguards would be targeted for civil and/or criminal negligence. Well it seems that our prediction is coming to fruition and as proof we are monitoring a case out of Stamford, CT where… Continue reading

Hurricanes Harvey & Irma Offer Catastrophic Preview After Major Earthquake

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Even at the onset of hurricane Harvey and now hurricane Irma, we could not help but to think we were and are seeing future visions of what could happen here in the Los Angeles region after a major magnitude earthquake. For the last twenty years we have heard experts warn… Continue reading

2016 Drowning of Murrieta Boy – Pure Negligence!

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We are officially responding to a story that was released by Jory Rand of KABC 7 news on August 31st, 2017 in regards to a drowning that occurred in Murrieta, California. Although this happened a year ago and did receive lots of media attention, a newly released video tells the… Continue reading

Orange County Sees 7 Drownings In 24 Hour Span!

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Orange County firefighter paramedics responded to one drowning and six near-drownings in less than 24 hours between early Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27. This was an extremely busy and tragic weekend for drownings in the region. The near drownings involved four girls, ages 1 to 3;  and two… Continue reading

Beach Safety – Treatment For Stingray Injuries

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Golden State Lifeguards is a private provider of ocean lifeguards in the Southern California region and as such, we see and hear a lot of things in our daily operations. This summer (2017) we have seen numerous stingray incidents at local beaches and we realized that many beach visitors are… Continue reading

When Disaster Strikes…Are You Prepared?

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On July 8th, 2017, the San Fernando Valley experienced a power outage caused by a power distribution fire at a LADWP facility in Northridge, CA. The fire started at approximately 6:30pm and power had to be shut down to the facility before LAFD could initiate an attack on the fire… Continue reading