The Emergency Survival Program (ESP), formerly known as the Earthquake Survival Program, is an awareness campaign designed to increase emergency preparedness at home, in the community, at work and at school. ESP was developed by the County of Los Angeles. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) and representatives from Contra Costa, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura counties, various cities, Southern California Edison, the Southern California earthquake Center, and the American Red Cross assist in the development of campaign materials and in coordination of the campaign.
Each month, this ESP series examines a different aspect of emergency preparedness for homes, neighborhoods, businesses and schools. By the end of a year, following these segments will help prepare your family, neighbors, co-workers and classmates to work together to provide relative safety and comfort during the first hours and days following a disaster.