The COPE-Preparedness Newsletter is a compilation of emergency management and preparedness information important to our community stakeholders.

COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Jul 08, 2012 09:00 am |

Emergency Preparedness Workshop “En Español” 7/21/12

FREE Kit to the first 25 attendees at COPE Preparedness Emergency Preparedness Workshop on July 21, 2012! The kit includes a HARD HAT, CRANK FLASHLIGHT, SAFETY GOGGLES, GLOW STICK, GLOVES, DISTRESS WHISTLE, MASK.

COPE Preparedness has taken an important step towards mitigating one of the recognized gaps in community preparedness.  Studies have ...

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Jul 08, 2012 08:53 am |

Emergencies in America, in GIF Form (New Map from U.S. Census Bureau)

We are in a state of emergency. All the time.

A new map from the U.S. Census Bureau allows users to tack real-time emergency information, from floods to fires to storms to FEMA-declared disasters. The map features a breakdown of all the crummy things going on across the country on any ...

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Jul 08, 2012 08:45 am |

Driving your Car in Bad Weather – Tips from the Experts

Driving your car in bad weather is stressful no matter what the elements. “Science Daily” reported in 2008 that 24 percent of automobile accidents occur during bad weather. This, in large part, is due to drivers’ failures to slow down, even in rainy, icy, or snowy conditions. Automobile and tire technology have ...

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Jul 08, 2012 08:35 am |

Concept of Disaster Volunteers Is Evolving (Opinion)

By: Eric Holdeman on June 15, 2012

When I started working on the civilian side of emergency management, I had a limited vision of what volunteers could do to support emergency management functions before, during and after a disaster. Now I’m a fervent advocate for volunteers to the point that I’m not ...

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Jul 07, 2012 09:58 am |

Disaster Preparedness Bill Approved

A bill to improve emergency and disaster preparedness in California was approved recently by the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee.

AB 1650, introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), requires public utilities to hold disaster preparedness meetings every two years with the counties and cities ...

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Jul 07, 2012 09:05 am |

Twenty Years Later: Earthquakes Serve as a Reminder of Californians’ Need to Prepare

June 28th , 2012 marked the 20th and 21st anniversaries of the Landers-Big Bear and Sierra Madre earthquakes, respectively. In recognition of these disasters, California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) Secretary Mark Ghildarducci today urged Californians to take important preparedness steps so families and communities can survive and recover from the next ...

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Jul 07, 2012 08:57 am |

Hot Weather Preparedness for Pets

Summer is the perfect time to review your pet preparedness plan and to ensure that your favorite companion is safe during the hot weather. Remember that dogs don’t sweat like humans: They release excess heat through their paws and by panting. Panting is their primary means to cool down.

Even the healthiest ...

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Who Are We?


1) COPE is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission: "Promoting Emergency Preparedness through Proactive Community Outreach".
2) COPE is a collaboration of dedicated professionals, community leaders, and concerned citizens.
3) COPE provides preparedness training programs and community forums.

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