The Emergency Preparedness Division coordinates the City's emergency response, and includes the City's 20-member Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, which is on-call group of dedicated employees who are trained to respond to disasters within the City such as power outages, severe rain storms, and other emergencies.
Keeping Connected in an Emergency
The City of Commerce is on Nixle, a mass communication system which sends emergency alerts, advisories and community information. Please click here to sign up.
Emergency Operations Center
The City's state-of-the-art EOC facility was dedicated to Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard in October 2014. The facility serves as the headquarters for first responders in an emergency, such as an earthquake or other major disaster. In addition to being resistant to fire and seismic activity, it features a fully integrated audio/visual and communications system. This allows staff to track progress on incidents and EOC functions like planning, finance, logistics, operations and public information. The facility is also equipped with an auxiliary power source, a back-up generator, additional space to execute EOC operations, and other emergency equipment and supplies. Commerce's first responders have a fully functional facility from which to conduct emergency response operations.
The City also operates a mobile EOC outfitted with the necessary communications equipment to assist rescue workers in case of a disaster. The mobile EOC is used for a variety of routine functions including area policing and neighborhood watch operations.
For more information about the City's Emergency Preparedness Division, please call (323) 722-4805, ext. 4460
Emergency Preparedness Information
Learn how you and your family can prepare for an emergency by reviewing the following information: