Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

Committee Public Health and Safety

Group Info

Email safety@losfeliznc.org

Files Agendas & Minutes (Google Drive)

Regular Meeting Time 2nd Tuesday – 7pm

News & Updates

Los Feliz ‘Hike With Mike’ – February 2018

‘Hike With Mike’ is a monthly Los Feliz-centric outdoor event led by our Public Health and Safety Representative, and avid naturalist raconteur, Mike Hain.

Hain: “I’m one with the force, and the force is with me.”

It’s an opportunity to get into local hiking (you said you would) or get further into hiking, while meeting some swell neighbors and enjoying the great outdoors — in the middle of a city.

Hain is a hiking maven and has been trekking our local trails for over 50 years.

He has a hand-hewn hiking stick, a rad hat, and is a storehouse of useless useful information about Griffith Park history and lore, exotic fauna, indigenous wildlife, and other critical arcana he can regale you with as you make your ascent.

This month’s hike will wind through the park’s Berlin Forest and Mount Hollywood areas.

 

DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 24th – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

DEPARTS: The Greek Theater (front entrance)

PLAN: 3-Mile Intermediate Hike

CLICK HERE to sign up!

 

Typical Griffith Park trail. Hike is planned for 3 hours; your mileage may vary.

 

Proper equipment is essential, and a hiking partner is helpful but not a must.

 

STUFF YOU NEED:

  • Hiking Shoes                            •  Re-usable Water Container
  • Jacket                                        •  Sun Blocking Hat
  • Sun Screen                               •  Personal First Aid Kit
  • Snack

OPTIONAL:

  • Hiking Stick                              • Griffith Park Map
  • Binoculars                                 • Camera

NIGHT BEFORE:

  • Ready your day or fanny pack!  Prehydrate: Water or an electrolyte rich drink, e.g. ‘Gatorade’, ‘PowerAde’, etc.

DAY OF:

Happy Hike with Mikers. Especially the dog.

  • Eat some breakfast, rehydrate, and stretch/warm-up before.

QUESTIONS:

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Free CPR Training Draws Crowds Each Month

Say you’re having dinner at a charming little restaurant on Hillhurst when someone at the next table grabs their throat while turning blue. Would you know what to do? Or what if you’re hiking in Griffith Park and another hiker keels over, clutching their chest. Could you know what to do?

Attendees practice administering chest compressions on CPR mannequins at classes held at the Los Feliz Branch Public Library.

Or what if you’re strolling up Vermont and see a pedestrian get struck by a car. Should you administer life-saving first aid until an ambulance arrives? Los Feliz residents who have attended our CPR/AED and First Aid classes know what to do. They practice administering CPR on training mannequins, learn the proper technique for helping a choking victim, and find out how to respond in other life-threatening emergencies, from basic first aid to advanced disaster preparation.

Did you miss the last class? Fear not! Classes are being held every month by our Public Health and Safety Committee.

Course topics include:

  • recognizing emergency situations
  • scene safety
  • what to do when contacting emergency responders
  • obtaining consent to administer first aid
  • when and how to deploy an automatic external defibrillator (AED)
  • earthquake preparation
  • how to apply several types of bandages

Attendees learn how to safely turn over unconscious persons during a recent class at the Los Feliz Branch Public Library.

… and more. This class is FREE and open to the public. Attendees receive a course completion certificate. If you require an official certification issued through the American Red Cross, the cost is $35, payable to the instructor via PayPal, Venmo or cash. Red Cross certificates are sent via email within 48 hours. Wallet cards are an extra $5. Please check our Calendar Page to find out when our next classes are scheduled. Space is limited, so sign up fast.

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Public Health and Safety Committee Meeting – February 2018

 

                                  • All Neighborhood Council Meetings Are Open to the Public.  Join us. •                                  

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL
  2. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
  3. COMMENTS BY ELECTED OFFICIALS & STAFF
  4. COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR, MONTHLY SAFETY POINTERS
  5. LOS FELIZ CRIME UPDATE WITH SENIOR LEAD OFFICER- OLGA LOWE
  6. CERT UPDATE
  7. LOS FELIZ RADIO NETWORK
  8. HIKE WITH MIKE – SILVER LAKE RESERVOIR WALKING PATH
  9. FREE MONTHLY CPR/FIRST AID CLASSES, FEBRUARY 7 – LOS FELIZ BRANCH LIBRARY
  10. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND READY L.A. (MYN) TRAINING
  11. COMMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  12. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
  13. ADJOURN

 

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Public Health and Safety Committee Meeting – January 2018

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  1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL
  2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
  3. COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR, MONTHLY SAFETY POINTERS
  4. LOS FELIZ CRIME UPDATE WITH SENIOR LEAD OFFICER
  5. CERT UPDATE AND COMMUNICATIONS
  6. HIKE WITH MIKE GRIFFITH PARK, January 13- Travel Town parking lot (5200 Zoo Drive) 9:00 AM
  7. FREE MONTHLY CPR/FIRST AID CLASSES January 10, Los Feliz branch library
  8. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TRAINING
  9. OTHER COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  10. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS MINUTES
  11. ADJOURN

Free CPR/AED Training

All are welcome (minimum age 13 years old)

Must Pre-Register! No walk-ins will be accepted.

REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THERE IS A STRICT LIMIT OF PARTICIPANTS.

This class will teach you what to do in case of a sudden emergency to someone who is choking or having a heart attack. How to perform CPR and how to use the AED after someone is in a cardiac arrest.
Some of the images will be a little graphic, i.e. PG-13

REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THERE IS A STRICT LIMIT OF PARTICIPANTS.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER-

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Contact: Michael Hain, Public Safety Rep, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Public Representative:

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Los Feliz Emergency Radio Network

Announcing the Los Feliz Emergency Radio Network.

Photo Credit: How Stuff Works

Let’s get together “on the air” once a month to test emergency communications in Los Feliz. Starting in January, we’ll be “on the air” the first Monday of each month at 7 PM on Family Radio Service* (FRS) channel 15 asking for quick check-ins.

During an emergency, cellular and land-line phones will be overwhelmed, so inexpensive ($25) FRS radios are an excellent addition to your home emergency arsenal, and they’re easily available online. Small, no-license required, good for 2-miles or more, they connect neighbor to neighbor in an emergency.

We’d be happy to help get you started, and in the meantime, if you have any questions, contact Mike Hain, Chair of the Public Health and Safety Committee at email hidden; JavaScript is required

 *FRS radios are low-power, inexpensive radios designed for emergency use in the event cell service goes down or is being over-used. A reminder, this net will most likely not be in use in the event of a major disaster, so learn to use the FRS radios as another tool to talk to your neighbors.

Let’s try some radio check-ins. Not all at once. But give it a try. Give your name and street — I’m David on Lyric Avenue. Plain English, please.

 A couple of reminders:

  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is offered free of charge and is really recommended to assist your neighbors and yourselves in times of major emergency. CERT-Hollywood Basic Training starts January 10th (click here to register).
  •  Please participate in the LA “Map your Neighborhood” project which again connects neighbors with neighbors in an emergency. More info on “Map Your Neighborhood” is available.

David Ahrendts of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Public Health and Safety Committee

 

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Public Health and Safety Committee – November Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items.
  3. Comments from the Chair, Monthly Safety Pointers (Hain).
  4. Los Feliz Crime Update with Senior Lead Officer.
  5. CERT Update and Communications.
  6. Hike with Mike in Griffith Park, Recap.
  7. Free Monthly CPR/ First Aid Classes.
  8. Emergency Preparedness and Map Your Neighborhood Training.
  9. Clean Streets LA Report.
  10. Other Comments and Announcements.
  11. Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.
  12. Adjourn.

 

Public Safety Committee Meeting – October 2017

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items.
  3. Comments from the Chair (Hain).
  4. Los Feliz Crime Update with Senior Lead Officer Gina Paialii
  5. Monthly Safety Pointers
  6. CERT Update and Communications
  7. Hike with Mike in Griffith Park, Saturday October 14, Greek Theatre 8:30 AM to Noon
  8. Hollywood & Gramercy Hollywood Halloween Faire October 29, 3-8
  9. Free Monthly CPR/ First Aid Classes
  10. Valley Disaster Fair recap
  11. Emergency Preparedness and Map Your Neighborhood Training
  12. Other Comments and Announcements.
  13. Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes
  14. Adjourn

Public Safety Committee Meeting – September 2017

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  1. Call to Order. Roll Call.
  2. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items.
  3. Comments From the Chair (Hain).
  4. Hike With Mike in Griffith Park, Saturday October 14, Greek Theatre 8:30 AM to Noon
  5. Los Feliz Crime Update
  6. Monthly Safety Pointers
  7. CERT Update and Communications
  8. Free Monthly CPR/ First Aid Classes
  9. Other Comments and Announcements
  10. Emergency Preparedness and Map Your Neighborhood Training
  11. Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes
  12. Adjourn

Free CPR/AED Training — August 2017

Join the Public Safety Committee for a Free CPR/AED Training Class. Register as soon as possible as space is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=36643119557

This class will teach you what to do in case of a sudden emergency to someone who is choking or having a heart attack. How to perform CPR and how to use the AED after someone is in a cardiac arrest.
Some of the images will be a little graphic, i.e. PG-13

Subjects Covered: Life-Threatening Emergencies

Before Giving Care

  • Identify Behaviors
  • Scene Safety
  • Recognizing Emergency Situations
  • Good Samaritan Laws/Obtaining Consent
  • Emergency Action Steps
  • Moving an Injured Individual
  • Calling Emergency Personnel (9-1-1)
  • Recognizing Shock and Treatment
  • Identify a Heart Attack.

CPR

  • Breathing/Choking
  • Back Blows
  • Abdominal Thrusts
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Chest Compressions

AED

  • When to Deploy
  • How to Use

Sign Up: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=36643119557