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During a disaster, the primary responsibility of local government is to restore basic public services before rendering assistance to the private sector. Direct aid may not be available immediately. Pre-disaster mitigation measures and post-disaster recovery plans are essential. By working together, we can efficiently prepare for disasters.

BICEPP.org - Business Industry Counsel for Emergency Planning and PreparingThe Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP) was founded to be a forum to exchange information in emergency preparedness and contingency planning within the business community. In 1983, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley was joined by business leaders to create BICEPP. They organized to provide a forum in which businesses large or small could exchange ideas, increase their knowledge of, and work together for, the betterment of preparedness.

BICEPP is a non-profit California corporation whose Board of Directors serve without compensation.

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Next Board Meeting: Friday,  August 1, 2014 – 7:30am – Cal Tech – More Info

Upcoming Events:   Urban Drought Forum , August 12th, 2014 – 9 am – 12 pm – LADWP Crenshaw Service Center

Now Hear This: Chris Wright on The South Bay Show on Blog Talk Radio (Tuesday August 13, 2013)- 
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 Chris discusses Business and Industry preparedness measures in Southern California and the role BICEPP and other organizations play in developing a disaster resilient community.

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REGISTER TODAY for the ENLA & BICEPP Urban Drought FORUM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at LADWP Crenshaw Service Center. SEE Eventbrite link BELOW.

AGENDA:

Urban Drought Forum
Resiliency in Dry Times: Strategies for Dealing with Drought

LA Department of Water and Power
Crenshaw Service Center
4030 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, 90008
9 am -12 pm

Welcome and Intro
Ron Wade (LA County OEM) and Rob Freeman (City of LA EMD)

The CA Drought: Past and Present
Eric Boldt – National Weather Service (10 minutes)

California Water Agency Response Network
– Kelly Hubbard (10 minutes)

SoCal Drought Task Force Panel
Impact on Public Agencies
(1 hour: 5 min agency reports and 30 minute facilitated discussion)

Cal OES - MaryAnn Johnson, Disaster Assistance
Department of Water Resources - William Croyle, Flood Operations Branch Chief
California Dept. of Food and Agriculture - Sandra Schubert, Undersecretary

State Water Resource Control Board - Joseph Crisologo, Senior Homeland Security Engineer

Keynote Speaker: Wade Crowfoot, CA State Governors Office (15-20 min)

Networking Break (10 minutes)

Human Impact Panel
How does drought affect social services in urban setting?
1 hour: 5 min agency reports and 30 minute facilitated discussion)

Cal OES - MaryAnn Johnson, Disaster Assistance
Governor's Office of Planning and Research - Debbie Davis, Community & Rural Affairs Advisor
DWP
California Dept. of Food and Agriculture - Sandra Schubert, Undersecretary
American Red Cross - Tracy L. McBroom, Director Division Disaster State

Business Impact Report – (10 minutes)

Business Utilities Operations Center or BICEPP Board Member

Final Remarks – Ron Wade and Rob Freeman (5 minutes)
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BICEPP welcomes LAFD Captain II John Ignatczyk as the new LAFD DISASTER PREPAREDNESS OFFICER (DPO). Captain John was a presenter at yesterday's 2nd Mayors Small Business DISASTER AWARENESS Workshop for East & Mid City Regions at the LA EMD & EOC. ... See MoreSee Less

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BICEPP Board Member (Social Media) Anna Burton of LA EMD presenting Earthquake Early Warning System to Small Business attendees at the 2nd Mayors Small Business Disaster Awareness WORKSHOP for Small Businesses in the East & Mid City Regions. After the presentations, attendees got a tour of the LA EMD EOC and participated with BICEPP to 'Be MorePrepared' with 'A Taste Of Preparedness' Disaster Relief Food Service and EduLife Institute 'Compression Only' CPR Training and Great CA ShakeOut 'Drop, Cover & Hold On'.

BICEPP Members can REGISTER at EVENTBRITE for UPCOMING Mayors Small Business Disaster Awareness Workshops at LA EMD & EOC: (August 5) South Valley & Harbor Regions - (August 19) West Valley & Central West Regions - (September 2) West LA & North Valley Regions
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