The National Terrorism Advisory System has replaced the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System.
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In 1987, an ordinance was adapted by the City of Livonia which created an Office of Emergency Preparedness. This was largely in response to Federal and State laws which had addressed the concerns for a better level of safety for its citizens. A number of chemical accidents and natural disasters throughout the world had adversely affected the health and welfare of many people. This prompted Congress to take these steps to better deal with the handling of all types of emergencies at a local level. The Michigan Emergency Act (PA 390) establishes the responsibility of local Emergency Managers to carry out planning, mitigation, response, and recovery for natural and human made disasters.
In keeping with that mandate, the mission statement for Livonia Emergency Preparedness is: To develop and implement an all hazard community-wide emergency plan and a viable emergency system that will organize and coordinate the cities emergency forces. Also to identify those resources that are necessary to provide a high level of training and readiness so as to preserve and protect the peace, health, and safety of all persons and their property as well as providing recovery in the event of a national or local emergency. For information about preparing for potential terrorism, please contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at www.ready.gov or you can request a brochure at 1-800-BeReady.
WINTER HAZARDS AWARENESS PACKET 2016-2017
Download the 2016-2017 Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness packet. This packet contains frequently asked questions and offers tips regarding winter weather hazards.
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH – 2016
September is Emergency preparedness month. The City of Livonia is joining Michigan’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division along with federal, state, and local governments as well as private and public organizations in supporting emergency planning and preparedness initiatives. This time of year serves as a reminder that it is up to everyone to take action to prepare and plan for potential disasters and emergencies both at their homes and in their communities.
The theme “Don’t Wait Communicate, Make Your Emergency Plan Today” will continue throughout the month of September. Emphasis will also focus on preparedness for youths, older adults and those with disabilities and special needs. Disasters can happen at any time and always seem to come without warning. Having an emergency plan in place for your family, community and business will allow citizens to navigate through a disaster safely, efficiently and in a timely manner.
For more information on National Preparedness month please visit: https://www.ready.gov/september
HEAT AWARENESS DAY
Heat Awareness Day in Michigan is Friday, May 27, 2016. Please see this document with information about heat in Michigan, heat health issues, heat safety, and heat resources.
Additional information can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/dtx/heataware2
WINTER HAZARDS AWARENESS PACKET
Download the 2015-2016 Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness packet. This packet contains frequently asked questions and offers tips regarding winter weather hazards.
REDCROSS EMERGENCY APPS
Red Cross Mobile Apps put instant help in your hand – from first aid, flood and tornado information to fire, shelter and pet first aid and more.
EXTREME COLD – 2015
With arctic temperatures expected to impact Southeast Michigan through this weekend the City of Livonia Emergency Preparedness is encouraging citizens to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold. For more information, view this Extreme Cold – 2015 document.
FEMA App / Text Messages
Download the FEMA app to access disaster preparedness tips, get emergency meeting location information and more. Take your preparedness measures to the next level with FEMA text messages. Subscribe to receive regular safety tips for specific disaster types and search for open shelters. In addition, the American Red Cross has a host of weather-specific apps that will get you better prepared.
The SKYWARN training program is a partnership between the National Weather Service and our community that is designed to help reduce the threat posed by severe weather. The key element of this partnership is a network of trained volunteer “storm spotters” who relay reports of severe weather to the NWS. Even with available technology, storm spotters are an extremely important component in severe weather warning. SKYWARN trained residents learn valuable tools to help provide their community potentially life-saving information.
For any questions please contact Livonia Emergency Preparedness Director, Sgt. Brian C. Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-466-2368.
Click on the following link to view the Fall-2015 SKYWARN Spotter Newsletter: FALL_2015_SKYWARN
For more details, please view the SKYWARN Informational.
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH – 2015
The City of Livonia’s Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Department would like to remind residents that September is National Preparedness month. The City of Livonia is joining federal, state, local governments, private and public organizations in supporting emergency preparedness by encouraging citizens to think about preparing and planning for the unexpected. Nationwide agencies are supporting the Theme: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.
Plan how to stay safe and how to communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. Participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.
Weekly focused themes
- Week 1: September 1-5th Flood
- Week 2: September 6-12th Wildfire
- Week 3: September 13-19th Hurricane
- Week 4: September 20-26th Power Outage
- Week 5: September 27-30th Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (September 30th
Plan and prepare for unexpected circumstances by talking with your family and friends about what they should do in case a disaster or emergency hits Livonia. Prepare a “go kit” with flashlights, batteries weather alert radio and other essentials that may be needed to sustain you and your family for at least three days. Develop a communications plan with your family and friends. Pre-determine a safe meeting place and have everyone check-in with a relative that is out of the area or even out of state.
If you would like more information on National Preparedness Month or Emergency Preparedness, please visit Livonia’s Emergency Preparedness and Homeland security webpage at www.livoniapd.com . Further information on planning for an emergency can be obtained at www.ready.gov, www.michigan.gov/miready , or www.michigan.gov/prepares .