The 2012 “Ready, Set, Go” Topanga Evacuation Drill will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This drill will be unlike previous drills in that we will actually be evacuating the Canyon, and we strongly encourage all residents to participate.
Detailed information regarding this drill will be mailed to all Topanga Residents during the week of April 16, but you can start planning your day now. As we begin to evacuate the Canyon on April 28, you will be asked to evacuate to a Red Cross Evacuation Center at either Taft High School or Palisades High School, where representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Your time spent at the evacuation center will be minimal. We only ask that you take the time to check in and perhaps answer just a few questions for us.
Please ensure that you have registered all your points of contact with the ALERT LA mass notification system (www.alert.lacounty.gov), and on the day of the drill, keep your radio tuned to KNX 1070, where updated information and instructions will be broadcast during their traffic reports. You will also be able to get up-to-the-minute information and instructions by texting the word EVACUATION to 888777 from your cell phone (not case sensitive). You may opt into this feature at any time; you do not have to wait until April 28. Normal text message rates will apply, but messages will only be sent out during the drill on April 28 (more detailed information regarding this feature will be in the mailing packet you receive).
If you have horses, we encourage you to participate by practicing your horse evacuation plan: Drive your EMPTY horse trailer to Pierce College Equestrian Center, where representatives from LACDACCERT (Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control Equine Response Team) will provide you with a practical demonstration of how a sheltering site works by taking you through the Equine Intake and Return to Owner Procedures and a tour of the site.
As in past years, Topanga Safety Week will take place April 23 through April 27, and we have some exciting activities lined up, which you will find in the mailing packet.
Please plan to participate in this drill. What you learn as a result could very well save your life when the REAL brush fire threatens your Canyon.
Information regarding the upcoming Topanga Safety Week (May 2 – May 6) and Evacuation Exercise (May 7) has been mailed to all residents in Topanga. Look for this information to arrive in your mailbox early next week.
You can also find this information by clicking on the Topanga Exercise 2011 tab at the top of this page. Everything being mailed is available for download on that page.
We look forward to your participation to help make this exercise the most successful yet!!!
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
The Topanga Evacuation Drill 2011 will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
More information to follow.
In the recent mailing that went out to Topanga residents regarding the upcoming Topanga Evacuation Exercise on May 1, we regret that an error occurred on the list of Community Safety Areas (CSAs) and Neighborhood Survival Areas (NSAs) to be activated during this exercise (salmon colored sheet you received).
The list you received indicates that NSA 4-1 is located at 3150 Santa Maria Road. This is incorrect. Although this was the original location for the NSA in that area, the location has changed. The new location for NSA 4-1 is Fair Hills Farm, located at 2735 Santa Maria Road.
This address correctly appears on the CSA/NSA listing on this website under the CSA/NSA tab at the top of this page.
We apologize for any confusion.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, in cooperation with several public service agencies, county departments, and the Topanga Community, will be hosting Topanga Evacuation Exercise 2010.
This week-long event will feature Topanga Safety Week (April 26 through April 30, 2010), and will culminate with a canyon-wide evacuation exercise which will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
We encourage all Topanga residents to participate in both the Safety Week and the Evacuation Exercise. More details will be forthcoming. Keep checking back for more details. All materials pertaining to the Safety Week and the Exercise will be posted on the Topanga Exercise 2010 page of this website. Additionally, all Topanga residents will receive a packet in the mail. We anticipate that you should receive this mailing around April 19.