FAQ

 What is Emergency Preparedness? 

The term refers to the steps you take to make sure you are safe before, during and after an emergency or disaster. These plans are important for your safety in both natural disasters and man-made disasters. Examples of natural disasters are earthquakes, fires, thunderstorms and floods. Man-made disasters can include explosions, fires, chemical and biological attacks.

 If I am in a life threatening emergency, whom shall I call? 

First call 911, then go to the closest hospital to your location.

 What is the nearest hospital that I can go to in Inglewood? 

Centinela Hospital Medical Center   

555 E. Hardy St

Inglewood, CA 90301

(310)673-4660

Open 24 hours 

 Where is the nearest cooling centers in Inglewood? 

CITY

AGENCY NAME

PHONE

STREET ADDRESS

ZIP

DAYS & HOURS of OPERATION

Inglewood

Main Library

(310) 412-5380

101 West Manchester Blvd.

90301

Mon. - Wed.
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat.
Sun.

11am - 8pm
11am - 6pm
11am - 6pm (Alternating Fridays)*
10am - 2pm
Closed

*Alternating Fridays - Call location

Inglewood

Crenshaw Library

(310) 412-5403

11141 S. Crenshaw Blvd.

90303

Mon. & Tues.
Wed.
Thurs.
Fri. - Sun.

11am - 6pm
Closed
11am - 6pm
Closed

Inglewood

Darby Park

(310) 412-5391

3400 W. Arbor Vitae St.

90301

Mon. - Fri.
Sat.
Sun.

8am - 8pm
9am - 5pm
Closed

Inglewood

Rogers Park

(310) 412-5504

400 W. Beach Ave.

90301

Mon. - Fri.
Sat.
Sun.

8am - 8pm
9am -5pm
Closed

Inglewood

Community Center

(424) 750-9185

1201 N. La Tijera Blvd.

90302

Mon. - Fri.
Sat.
Sun.

11am - 6pm
9am -5pm
Closed

Inglewood

Senior Center

(310)412-5338

111 N. Locust Street

90301

Mon. - Fri.
Sat.
Sun.

10am - 5pm
10am -5pm
Closed


For additional information on cooling centers and heat related safety precautions, please visit https://www.ready.gov/heat

 What steps can I take to become more prepared for an emergency as an Inglewood resident?

  • Have a Plan (Evacuation plan, Family Communications plan)
  • Keep Supplies (In car, at home, at work)
  • Stay Informed (Listen to alerts via phone, radio, television)
  • Get Involved (Join the local CERT team)

How do I make an emergency plan for my family? 

  • Learn the threats in your area (Power lines, roadwork, large trees that may fall)
  • Identify meeting places
  • Outside your home
  • Outside your neighborhood
  • Select your out-of-state contact
  • Know your evacuation routes
  • Exits and alternate ways to leave home
  • Know the locations of your utility shut-offs
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Know the emergency policies of schools and adult-care centers
  • Identify safe spots in each room to take cover
  • Under sturdy tables and desks
  • Against interior walls
  • Extra medications
  • Make special provisions for
  • Children
  • Seniors
  • Pets
  • People with disabilities
  • Schedule annual disaster drills


What type of training opportunities does Inglewood OES have? How can I get involved?

There is Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that is provided. CERT training is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.

If interested in the CERT training, complete the application that is provided on the Inglewood OES website and email it to [email protected] and you will be notified when the next CERT training course is.

What is a Household Communication Plan? 

Take time to record important contact information for members of your household and out of state contacts. To use a web-based tool for creating an emergency plan for your family, go to www.Ready.gov and go to Make a Plan. 

Does the City of Inglewood have an Emergency Plan? 

Yes, the City of Inglewood does have an Emergency Plan, but it currently in the process of being updated to meet the needs of the City as we forge forward with how the City is growing.

 

 What should I do if an earthquake happens? 

  • Drop down
  • Cover your head
  • Hold on to something sturdy

For more information about earthquake preparedness, please go to www.ready.gov/earthquakes

Will the city take care of its residents in an event of a disaster? 

City resources will most likely be overwhelmed following a disaster. Residents are encouraged to stock auxiliary supplies, prepare a family plan, and be ready to be on their own for at least 72 hours and up to 5 days following a disaster or significant event.

 What is the Disaster Service Worker Program? 

The state of California Disaster Service Worker (DSW) Program includes all public employees impressed into service by a person having authority to command the aid of citizens in the execution of his or her duties during a state of war, a state of emergency, or a local government. To find more information about DSW, please visit http://www.emergency.lacity.org/dsw

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Where can I find information about…

Agency

Contact Information

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Inglewood

City of Inglewood Office of Emergency Services 

(310) 412-8840

Emergency planning and preparedness information for Los Angeles County

LA County Chief Executives Office, Office of Emergency Management – Emergency Survival Program (ESP)

(213) 974-1166

www.espfocus.org 

Road closures and conditions in Los Angeles County 

LA County Department of Public Works

1(800) 675-4357

www.ladpw.org

 

Road closures and conditions for State Highways.

Caltrans 

(213)897-0383

www.dot.ca.gov 

Communicable disease control, preventive health measures, contamination control and health inspections. 

LA County Department of Public Health 

(800)427-8700

www.labt.org

Organizations that provide response and recovery assistance in the event of a disaster?

211 LA County 

211

www.211lacounty.org

Preparing and planning for disasters? 

US Department of Homeland Security 

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency 

 

American Red Cross 

www.ready.gov 

 

 

www.fema.gov/ 

 

 

www.americanredcross.org

 

Latest earthquake information? 

US Geological Survey 

 

Earthquake Country Alliance

 

www.quake.usgs.gov/recent

 

www.earthquakecountry.org 

Information about the City of Inglewood? 

 

 

Inglewood City Hall

 

 

Inglewood Office of Emergency Services

(310)412- 5111

 

 

(310)412-5211

 

Inglewood Police Department 

(310)412-5211