Climb and Lift: Developing Emergency Management Youth Programs

HERricane is a national program by the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) that provides women a means to explore a career in Emergency Management (as well as associated ones) while developing leadership skills, ensuring success in whatever path they choose. Women are underrepresented in Emergency Management but make up a disproportionate amount of disaster victims particularly regarding loss of life, sexual violence, and loss of income.

The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion (I-DIEM). to facilitate the first ever West coast HERricane camp. We will host this week-long camp for participants between the ages of 15-25 years old, where HERricaneLA will bring together 45 young women from under-represented communities across Los Angeles City and afford them the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of City leaders including our first responders, policy makers, and emergency managers across multiple Departments and culminates in a Functional Exercise on the last day of camp.