Topanga Emergency Management Task Force

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Contact Information

5825 De Soto Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91367
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday – Friday (except State Holidays)
323-982-4900 (Dispatch)

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The TEM Task Force, beginning as a Steering Committee in 2002, is comprised of select Los Angeles County and state agencies (Fire, Sheriff, CHP, Public Works, Office of Emergency Management, Board of Supervisor’s 3rd District Office, Animal Control, and others), plus the American Red Cross and Topanga’s emergency-related volunteer organizations, including Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (TCEP), Topanga Town Council, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council, Arson Watch, Topanga Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Topanga Chamber of Commerce, Topanga Animal Rescue, and more.


The mission of the Topanga Emergency Management Task Force, a partnership of designated public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and community organizations is to ensure the sustainability of emergency management efforts and strategies for the Los Angeles County unincorporated area of Topanga.

The Task Force oversees the coordination and communication among governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the community to improve preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery. It will develop, review, and monitor community-based emergency plans, facilitate emergency planning exercises, ensure community involvement and educational outreach, and evaluate and update emergency plans after a disaster.

TEM Task Force Projects and Emergency Planning Activities Develop and implement annual emergency planning exercises, including evacuation drills, emergency fairs, county disaster response plans specific to Topanga, community outreach materials and education for emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

To volunteer, email the Topanga Town Council: