What is RYLAN?

Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) is a free service offered by the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department that empowers neighborhoods to be more prepared for the next big disaster.

The program features a variety of things you can do to increase your personal, family, and neighborhood readiness.


Preparing yourself, your loved ones, and your home reduces the serious impacts of disaster. Many activities are free and take only minutes. Contact us to learn how simple actions can save a life and reduce damage.



Hold a Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) meeting. You and your neighbors will create a Response Plan. You will learn what to do in the first hour of a  disaster response. Contact us for program materials and a meeting facilitator.



Disasters can overwhelm the  capacity of 9-1-1. Neighbors become your best source of help. Your confidence as responders will increase as you practice using your Response Plan. Contact us to schedule your practice exercise.



Sign up for the City’s emergency notification program, Notify LA. When disasters occur, the City will alert you with specific instructions on what to do. Text READY to 888-777 to sign up.



You and your neighbors will want to communicate with each other, other neighborhoods, and the City responders during a disaster. Contact us to learn how.



Enroll in preparedness training classes, such as CERT, First Aid, CPR, Amateur Radio, etc. to enhance your readiness skills. Contact us to learn of the training opportunities available in your area.