City Emergency Facilities
In a disaster, communication is indispensable. Telephone systems may be damaged by the disaster or overloaded by calls. The City needs to quickly find out what is happening within the community, and residents need to know what is happening so that they can respond accordingly.
The City of Torrance has established Area Disaster Centers as the focal points for residents in a local area to receive and transmit necessary information relating to a disaster in progress. Area Disaster Centers are located in branch libraries and other city buildings.
Emergency Operations Centers are locations that will be used for planning and support when ordinary facilities are inadequate.
Antennas have been installed at Torrance Area Disaster Centers,
Emergency Operations Centers, and public Schools for use by TARA members
providing communications services during drills, exercises and actual
TARA has antennas installed at each of the Area Disaster Centers. In the event of an emergency, TARA volunteers will be requested to respond to these locations to work with city staff.
Area Disaster Centers will also be used to register disaster volunteers. During a disaster, people who wish to volunteer to help may register at their local area disaster center to receive assignments.
23155 South Arlington
3604 West Artesia
3815 West 242nd. Street
126 Vista del Parque
22780 Lupine Drive
26126 Delos Drive
1318 Cravens Avenue
Torrance Police Department
Mobile Command Center