Community preparedness in facing earthquake in disaster-prone areas of the Lembang fault at Pasirlangu Village Cisarua District, West Bandung Regency

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This research aims to determine the community's preparedness in dealing with earthquake disasters in the Lembang Fault disaster-prone area, Pasirlangu Village, Cisarua District, West Bandung Regency, covering six critical aspects including respondent characteristics, knowledge aspects, policy, emergency response planning, early warning system, and system mobilization resources aspects in dealing with earthquake disasters. This research was using descriptive research method with a quantitative approach. The population in this research was the head of the family of 3,564 people with the Proportional Random Sampling technique and obtained 100 people from 10 communities areas as respondents. The results showed that the community's preparedness in dealing with earthquake disasters was in the moderate to low category with a score of 6,240 out of a total score of 12,400. In Conclusion, the community at Pasirlangu Village as a Disaster-Prone Areas are barely prepared to face the earthquake disaster. The program proposed to solve the problem is “Program Pasirlangu Siap Siaga, Cisarua Tanggap Bencana (Pasaga Cinta)" or the Pasirlangu ReadyAlert Program, Cisarua Disaster-Response which aims to improve community preparedness in dealing with earthquake disasters. The method used is the Community Organization/ Community Developement methods by applying the collaboration techniques, Technology of Participation techniques, and campaigns.