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COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Apr 09, 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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Apr 09, 2012 04:15 pm |

Los Angeles Windstorm: A Crisis Communication Success Story

By: Gerald Baron on March 05, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Dec. 11, 2011, as one of the most severe windstorms in memory took its toll on Los Angeles. Wind speeds approaching 80 mph had hit many populated areas and at nearby Mount Washington clocked speeds ...

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Apr 09, 2012 04:13 pm |

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) – FREE Preparedness Event – 4/18/12

COPE Preparedness Presents “Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

PLACE: American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

11355 Ohio Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025; (Room A)

TO REGISTER: Go to: redcrossla.org/myn (no “www’) For Questions: EMAIL-

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Apr 09, 2012 04:10 pm |

SECURITY AWARENESS and EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FREE 2-HOUR TRAINING

Open to anyone who works in or lives near the Port of Los Angeles, or anyone interested in attending.
This is a two hour training that will show you how to:
Help maintain the integrity, effectiveness, and security of the Port of Los Angeles.
Know the threats and incidents ...

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Apr 09, 2012 04:03 pm |

Emergency Preparedness – Providing Security on All Fronts

Carol and John Holmes are a South Bay couple who take security seriously—their own and the security of others. She promotes domestic security, and he’s in charge of the bigger picture—national security.

In each case, they say, security is based on being prepared for any of the unexpected, unknown natural or manmade ...

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Apr 09, 2012 03:55 pm |

White House Launches FEMA Corps Program for Disaster Preparedness

By: Phil Leggiere

The White House has announced a new partnership between the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that will establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corp (NCCC) solely devoted ...

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Apr 09, 2012 03:47 pm |

Riverside County Accepts Grant For Natural Disaster Training

The Emergency Management Performance Grant will be used by the county’s Office of Emergency Services and cities within the county to fund programs geared to preparedness and response, according to OES Director Peter Lent. A $536,884 federal grant to support training for natural disasters and other emergencies was accepted today by the ...

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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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