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

COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Oct 14, 2012 12:25 pm |

Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

Join COPE Preparedness Board Members Chris Ricarrdi and Margaret Vinci in promoting Shakeout 2012!

37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards.  With earthquakes an inevitable part ...

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Oct 08, 2012 06:08 pm |

Emergency Planning for the Disabled Is an Uphill Battle

By: Justine Brown on September 24, 2012

If anything positive came out of the Sept. 11 attacks, it was increased awareness of the need for emergency preparedness. Laws have been passed, executive orders issued, groups formed — all in an effort to ensure communities are in a better position to ...

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Oct 08, 2012 05:47 pm |

California Partners with Wells Fargo to Enhance Emergency Management Capabilities

Created on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:37 Written by Yuma News Now

Sacramento, California – The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wells Fargo, building on a continuing effort to boost emergency response capabilities and the availability of critical ...

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Oct 08, 2012 05:33 pm |

Staples launches disaster preparedness program for businesses

Building destroyed by earthquakeStaples and the National Safety Council are teaming up to offer a disaster awareness program that will help small businesses plan for and recover from disaster. By Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDailyTue, Sep 11 2012 at 3:14 PM EST
Photo: Shutterstock The National Safety Council and the office supply chain Staples are teaming ...
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Oct 08, 2012 05:23 pm |

Mobile Disaster App Prepares the Public for the Worst

By: Hilton Collins on August 27, 2012

A new mobile app helps citizens prepare for potential disasters, the latest threat-remediation strategy from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) that could save residents and emergency managers time and money when catastrophe occurs.

The nonprofit announced its Your Plan ...

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Oct 08, 2012 05:16 pm |

Woeful Success Rate in Citizen Preparedness Suggests New Approaches are Necessary

By: Jim McKay on September 05, 2012

Surveys measuring citizen preparedness show how woefully unprepared the populous is for a disaster and how much work community leaders have to do to reach residents and inform them.

Surveys consistently indicate that less than 10 percent of the public is considered prepared ...

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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.

Be Aware and Be Prepared!

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