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

COPE Preparedness Newsletter


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Feb 08, 2015 04:33 pm |

COPE Preparedness presents “Map Your Neighborhood” Emergency Preparedness Program on April 4, 2015

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With generous grant support from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) COPE Preparedness will implement the “Map Your Neighborhood” emergency preparedness program at Providence Medical Center in San Pedro on April 4th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Register ASAP; venue is limited to 70 participants.
Registration link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=r89b6idab&oeidk=a07eaj7q6qgbcecdac2

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Feb 08, 2015 02:59 pm |

Free Oil Spill Preparedness Classes for Port of Los Angeles Communities Begin This Month”

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The Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) has funded a new Port Communities Oil Spill Preparedness course facilitated by Los Angeles Waterkeeper.  Waterkeeper will also be coordinating with fellow grantee Community Outreach Promoting Emergency Preparedness (COPE Preparedness). The grant is in recognition of the inherent risks associated with the immense level of oil activities ...

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Feb 08, 2015 02:30 pm |

Rainy Weather Safety Tips

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By COPE Preparedness Outreach Coordinators Lindsey Bonham and Jen Enoch:

We don’t get enough rain in California these days but when we do rainy weather can cause an increase in the risk of accidents while driving, working, or around the home. A rain fall lasting only 30 minutes is enough to create several puddles ...

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Feb 08, 2015 02:17 pm |

Should Background Checks be Required for Emergency Volunteers?

FEMA+volunteers+signThe Florida Division of Emergency Management’s Inspector General is recommending that background checks be a condition of the grants doled out for Community Emergency Response Team programs.
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Feb 08, 2015 02:12 pm |

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: What Will It Be?

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 Margaret Steen | January 27, 2015

The danger of pandemics has become greater than ever. The recent Ebola outbreak has spread both disease and worry, though it wasn’t a pandemic. Still, it has raised interest in what the next pandemic might be — and what can be done to either stop it or prepare ...

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Feb 08, 2015 02:07 pm |

California Urges Agencies to Adopt Wireless Emergency Alert System

EM_WEA+cellphone+alertGov. Jerry Brown’s office is urging state emergency and law enforcement agencies to take advantage of a system that uses cellphone towers to pinpoint and send alerts.
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