The City of Laguna Hills hosts a Community Emergency Preparedness Academy once per year. This academy teaches participants basic emergency and disaster preparedness skills, so they will be able to take care of themselves and their families and also be able to help others in the event of an emergency or in the hours and days following a community-wide disaster.
Classes include an overview of the City’s emergency services agencies; first aid, CPR and defibrillator training; earthquake preparedness; fire safety and fire extinguishers; light search and rescue and disaster psychology. The course will culminate in a class exercise where participants can practice their skills in a simulated disaster scenario. The academy is available for Laguna Hills residents and is free of charge. It is an eight week academy with classes scheduled one night per week. Attendees of this academy must be able to attend all eight class sessions.