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Henry Sonboli

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

Photo of a man in front of a window Henry Sonboli

Henry Sonboli is the owner and has completed our rigorous SERVPRO® Certifications Training Program. This program teaches advanced cleaning and restoration techniques and how to properly use our state-of-the-art equipment. This training program also focuses on listening skills and customer service. Henry Sonboli has a strong worth ethic and is known around our office for his/her attention to detail. 

Signal Hill’s Community Emergency Response Team Training

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Henry Sonboli (President of Northwest Long Beach SERVPRO) attended Signal Hill’s Community Emergency Response Team Training conducted over a 3-day period. 

FEMA’s program conducted by Los Angeles County Fire was a great success connecting us further with the Mayor and community.

Memorably connecting us to emergency response, enjoying public recognition, continuing education sessions and community exercises keep us engaged and visible to the City Staff, residents, and businesses. 

SERVPRO is proud to be a major supporter of the American Red Cross…

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach supports the American Red Cross…

The American Red Cross has been helping communities across the country for over 100 years.  They continue their fine record of service and support by outreaching to employers, clubs and organizations to provide specific onsite training for members and employees.  

This training saves lives and helps you make your community more prepared and self-sufficient when a disaster occurs.  Take the time to get your group trained… CPR, First Aid, Volunteerism, or other emergency service training are available to you. 

See the information below and CALL today!


Red Cross Training for Your Organization

From the Nation's Premiere Provider of Safety and Preparedness Training

Whether you're looking for OSHA-compliant training for a small group of employees, need large group training across multiple locations, or are looking to grow your own safety training business, we have the flexible training programs to meet your needs, including:

  • 1-Full Service - On Site Trainingof your staff conducted at your location by our expert instructors
  • 2-Authorized Provider (AP) Train-the-trainerprogram where we train individuals in your organization to conduct Red Cross training for your staff
  • 3-Licensed Training Provider (LTP) Train-the-trainerprogram where we certify your training company to conduct Red Cross training in your community.

Our professional training support specialists will work with you to customize a solution that fits your training needs.


Our training options are flexible to meet your needs. Training solution specialists are available to custom tailor a program for your organization. Contact us by phone or fill out the form below, we're here to help:

Call 1-800-567-1487
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm EST


Why Work With the Red Cross?

We are the industry leader in first aid training

Award-winning online-and blended learning options

Engaging Simulation Learning saves you money by reducing in-person training time by 40%

Dedicated nationwide customer support

Customizable training programs tailored to fit your specific needs

We provide digital certificates - Access your certification anytime, anywhere!

Emergency apps provide real time help when seconds count

Nationwide delivery either on-site or at a Red Cross location near you

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, FEMA

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

FEMA's National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program

California (and the rest of the country) need to be prepared for the occurrence of Earthquakes.  FEMA has published an very good overview of Hazard Reduction... it is simple, with easy to implement recommendations.  Please take the time to review the information, pick the most important suggestion for you and implement it... then go back and choose another and implement it...You will soon find you have a strengthened emergency plan that was easy to complete.  

We are posting a copy of the Overview document in the hope that additional information leads to additional community safety.  We are also including the link to FEMA, it contains a wealth of information on emergency response to numerous disaster situations.  

Reducing Earthquake Risks
Earthquakes cannot be prevented, but their impacts
on life, property, and the economy can be managed.
Congress first authorized the National Earthquake
Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) in 1977
(Public Law 95-124) to “reduce the risks of life and
property from future earthquakes in the United
States.” The most recent reauthorization was Public Law 108-360.
The role of NEHRP is to provide the public and
private sectors with the scientific and engineering
information, knowledge, and technologies needed
to prepare for earthquakes and reduce the
costs of losses and recovery. To fulfill this role,
NEHRP works in partnership with the community
of earthquake professionals in academia and in
business, government, technical, professional, and
codes-and-standards organizations involved in the
earthquake risk reduction process.
A Federal Partnership
Focusing on building code standards, technical
guidance, and education, NEHRP is a collaborative
effort among the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA); the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST), the NEHRP lead agency;
the National Science Foundation (NSF); and the
United States Geological Survey (USGS). These
agencies work in close coordination to improve
the understanding of earthquake hazards and to
reduce the Nation’s vulnerability to earthquakes.
The agencies research the causes and effects
of earthquakes to produce technical guidance;
develop earthquake-resistant design, construction
standards, and techniques; and educate the public
about earthquake hazards and mitigation (visit
NEHRP Agencies for more information).
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Under NEHRP, FEMA is responsible for
developing effective earthquake risk reduction
tools and promoting their implementation, as
well as supporting the development of disaster-resistant building codes and standards. FEMA’s 1 NEHRP activities are led by FEMA Headquarters, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Risk Reduction Division, Building Science Branch, in strong partnership with other FEMA HQ Directorates, and in coordination with the FEMA Regions, the States, the earthquake consortia, and other public and private partners.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST, in addition to serving as the lead NEHRP
agency, develops, evaluates, and tests earthquake
resistant design and construction practices
for implementation in the building codes and
engineering practice. NEHRP Directorate,
Secretariat, and applied research activities are
conducted under the NIST Engineering Laboratory
(EL) Materials and Structures Division.
National Science Foundation NSF supports basic research and research facilities in earth sciences, engineering, and social, behavioral, and economic sciences relevant
to understanding the causes and impacts of
earthquakes. NSF’s NEHRP-related support is
carried out primarily through research grants to
individual universities, university consortia, and
other organizations. These grants are awarded
primarily through the agency’s Directorate for
Engineering and Directorate for Geosciences.
NEHRP Mission
The mission of NEHRP is to develop,
disseminate, and promote knowledge,
tools, and practices for earthquake
risk reduction—through coordinated,
multidisciplinary, interagency partnerships
among the NEHRP agencies and their
stakeholders—that improve the Nation’s
earthquake resilience in public safety,
economic strength, and national security.

United States Geological Survey

USGS operates and supports earthquake

monitoring, data analysis, and notification facilities; provides earthquake hazard assessments; and

conducts and supports targeted research on earthquake causes and effects. The Earthquake

Hazards Program Office and USGS Headquarters lead the agency’s NEHRP work. USGS research

and monitoring activities are conducted by USGS

scientists at offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Anchorage, Alaska; Golden, Colorado; Memphis, Tennessee; Menlo Park and Pasadena, California; and Seattle, Washington, as well as through grants and cooperative agreements with universities, State geological surveys, and other organizations.

Cooperating Organizations

The NEHRP agencies support and work with many cooperating organizations. These organizations

include the Applied Technology Council, the

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Southern

California Earthquake Center, The Federal Alliance

for Safe Homes, Outreach Process Partners, and

the four regional earthquake consortia: the Cascadia

Region Earthquake Workgroup, the Central United States Earthquake Consortium, the Northeast

States Emergency Consortium, and the Western

States Seismic Policy Council. These organizations and many others are essential in furthering the work of NEHRP.


Improve understanding of Goal A earthquake processes and impacts Develop cost-effective measures to reduce earthquake impacts on Goal B individuals, the built environment, and society-at-large Improve the earthquake resilience Goal C of communities nationwide

Technical Guidance

Based on research conducted by the NEHRP

agencies, FEMA develops technical guidance manuals, handbooks, and training materials on seismic safety and construction. State and local

governments, building code officials, architects,

engineers, and building industry professionals use these materials for designing and building homes,

businesses, and infrastructure; retrofitting existing buildings; and developing building codes in at-risk


FEMA provides the following types of information:

  • Guidance and best practices on seismic design, construction, and upgrade techniques
  • Procedures for identifying, documenting, and ranking earthquake hazards and the resultant

risks to buildings and infrastructure

  • Techniques for evaluating structures damaged by earthquakes, such as steel frame buildings and concrete and masonry buildings
  • Methods for estimating seismic upgrade

costs and benefit-cost models for upgrading

government buildings

  • Recommended improvements to design and construction standards for structures in

earthquake-prone areas

  • Performance-based design and construction guidance for building owners, managers, and regulators to best determine how a building will perform in an earthquake of specific parameters

Public Education Materials

The NEHRP agencies, with their partners, produce the following types of earthquake safety materials:

  • Brochures and web-based materials for homeowners and businesses
  • Techniques for upgrading homes and reducing

hazards in homes and businesses

  • Earthquake curricula for grades K-6 and 7-12
  • Tools to assist disaster educators, incident

managers, and others to organize earthquake

safety programs

For more information on FEMA’s NEHRP activities

and its resources, and to subscribe to FEMA NEHRP email updates, visit FEMA Earthquake.

Remember, SERVPRO is ready to assist you when disaster strikes.

Remember, SERVPRO is ready to assist you when disaster strikes.