LA FLEET WEEK 2018 INCLUDES A MID-WEEK HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE DISASTER RELIEF VILLAGE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
To Boost Public Awareness & Promote Disaster Preparedness
Aug. 28-29 @ Spring Street b/w 1st St. and Temple St. Will Showcase Military, NGO and First Responder Resources
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2018 – LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video will include a Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) Village in Downtown LA, on Spring Street between 1st St. and Temple St., adjacent to City Hall.
Open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 28-29, the HADR Village will provide Angelenos in and around the downtown area with a firsthand opportunity to see military and local first responder resources and capabilities that would be activated in the event of a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)-level disaster, such as a major earthquake.
“Our first responders are always there for us when disaster strikes — and the men and women of the U.S. Sea Services are an extraordinary resource for communities around the world in times of crisis,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This HADR Village will give Angelenos a first-hand look at the extensive coordination these emergency responses require, and show all of us why it is so important for our City to be prepared.”
Featuring displays, first responder exhibits and humanitarian assistance demonstrations, the HADR Village will offer both first responders and the military the opportunity to interface with Angelenos, discuss disaster preparedness, and educate the public about how local, state, federal and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) would mobilize in response to a major catastrophic event.
In addition to national security and defense support brought to bear during natural or man-made disasters, local military personnel and first responders are often responsible for providing many immediate and critical services to the public, like clearing transportation routes, facilitating supplies and medical assistance, securing clean and purified water, triaging disaster victims for hospitals, among other duties.
Among HADR Village participants will be several Los Angeles city and county departments, including police, fire, emergency management, animal services, parks and recreation, in addition to Mayor Garcetti’s Crisis Response Team. The US Marines will host a number of exhibits, including displays that include an emergency water purification system. A team from the US Naval Construction Battalions – better known as the Seabees – will also be participating with equipment. Participating non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) include the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and International Medical Corps.
The HADR Village will be located at 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 (free parking available at 1st St. and Broadway). The free event will be open from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
About LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” on Amazon Prime Video
LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Free to the public, the Labor Day Weekend event features public ship tours, military displays, equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, a kids’ STEM Expo, aerial demonstrations, the LA Fleet Week® 2018 Navy Film Festival, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the LA Fleet Week 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament, and a Galley Wars presented by Princess Cruises culinary cook-off competition between Sailor, Marine, Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy teams.
LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles. Other LA Fleet Week 2018 sponsors include Amazon Prime Video, Princess Cruises, The Annenberg Foundation, Outfront Media, Delta Air Lines, Bob Hope USO, American Legion Post, Battleship IOWA, Princess Cruises, Andeavor, Clyde & Co., Providence Little Company of Mary, Sam’s Club and South Coast Plaza.
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