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

COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Jun 13, 2012 03:42 pm |

Map Your Neighborhood-Emergency Preparedness Workshop “En Español” 7/21/12

COPE Preparedness has taken an important step towards mitigating one of the recognized gaps in community preparedness.  Studies have shown that under-served populations including those with language barriers fare far worse in disasters. With the help of our Platinum sponsors including Phillips66, State Farm and Providence Medical Centers along with a mini-grant ...

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Jun 12, 2012 04:23 pm |

Audit: Los Angeles still needs to work on emergency preparation

Controller Wendy Greuel released her latest audit of the City’s emergency preparedness, following up on a 2008 review which criticized the City’s lack of a clear vision or strategic plan to respond to a major natural or man-made disaster. Four years later, Greuel found that although some progress has been made in ...

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Jun 10, 2012 04:25 pm |

South Bay Radio broadcast with COPE Preparedness Board of Directors

The COPE Preparedness Board of Directors  is a dedicated group of professionals with expertise in various areas of emergency management in both their careers and in their voluntary community endeavors.  In the last few weeks several of our board members have contributed to the status of community preparedness by participating in a ...

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Jun 03, 2012 03:58 pm |

Red Cross Launches New Emergency Preparedness Online Tools

An Emergency Response Plan Tool enables program members to build a customized plan to help their employees know their roles in the first 24-72 hours of an emergency.

The American Red Cross recently launched a new collection of free, online tools to help businesses, schools, and other organizations prepare for emergencies.

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Jun 03, 2012 03:50 pm |

Evacuations and Drills Pared Near Nuke Plants

By Jeff Donn
May 16, 2012 12:33PM

Changes made by the nation’s nuclear power regulators seem to clash with recent lessons from the reactor crisis in Japan. The overhaul includes recommending that fewer people be evacuated right away. Critics say the widespread contamination in Japan from the Fukushima accident screams ...

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Jun 02, 2012 02:58 pm |

Basic Disaster-Preparedness Tips for People With Disabilities

People with disabilities need to be prepared to quickly escape their homes in the event of emergencies such as fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, a Mayo Clinic expert says.

Preparations for people with disabilities are more complicated than those for able-bodied people.

“As we learned during Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, ...

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Jun 01, 2012 04:33 pm |

Landslide Risks vs. Infrastructure Improvements

By Lonna Calhoun, CEM

I’m still grieving the loss of Paseo Del Mar due to the landslide. Our unique vistas, walking path and scenic drive are just gone.  Because I’m a San Pedro resident and a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), I became alarmed when I learned that the Clearwater Sanitation projects’ preferred ...

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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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