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

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

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

Extreme Heat Preparedness (Southern California)

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The dog days of summer are here in Southern California as we are expecting the first heat wave that is being described as a very dangerous one for the region. We predict that this will be the first of many to strike the region during the course of this summer.… Continue reading

Some parents may underestimate drowning risks of children, new poll suggests

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  As summer is upon us here in Southern California, a new poll has come out to support a position that we have long subscribed to which is that many parents underestimate their kids swimming ability. This also includes not only the young but pre-teens as well. This underestimation and… Continue reading