8th Annual Love to Nippon Memorial

By March 15, 2019LACoFD News
On Sunday, March 10, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) supported the 8th annual Love to Nippon Memorial with a presentation on emergency preparedness.

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) supported the 8th annual Love to Nippon Memorial with a presentation on emergency preparedness.

The yearly event at the Los Angeles Police Department’s downtown headquarters remembers and honors all those who passed away in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

This year’s theme, “Be Prepared Los Angeles,” aimed to increase awareness and readiness in case of a major crisis in Southern California. 

In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the United States Agency for International Development deployed the Department’s international Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team to aid Japan in recovery and relief, creating long-lasting relationships with Japan’s first responders and government officials.