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Aug 10, 2012 03:44 pm |

CalVet Secretary Peter Gravet to Keynote “Tribute To Military” 9/7/12

California’s  Secretary of Veteran Affairs and founding Board Member of COPE Preparedness Major General (Ret.)  Peter Gravett will be the Keynote speaker at “The Tribute to Military” the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce event. In remembrance of 9-11 where thousands of innocent Americans lost their lives on that very tragic day, ...

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Aug 09, 2012 03:08 pm |

Seismologists studying swarm of earthquakes in Southern California

Experts said the cluster of earthquakes that began Tuesday night are far from out of the ordinary for Southern California, but that the region has not seen this type of sequence in a few years.

At a news conference Wednesday morning, Kate Hutton of the U.S. Geological Survey at Caltech ...

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Aug 09, 2012 02:31 pm |

Emergency Preparedness: Three Documents Every College Student Needs

Houston, TX — (SBWIRE) — 08/01/2012 — Parents of college students may have a hard time getting information during emergencies due to strict privacy laws, according to attorney Rania Combs. That’s because when a child turns 18, they’ve reached the age of majority; that means ...

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Aug 08, 2012 04:00 pm |

California Tests Terrorism Magazine’s Bomb Recipe

When an article in a terrorist propaganda magazine outlined a method for starting forest fires with an “ember bomb,” officials from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection decided to test the method. But the bomb is “highly impractical,” according to a memo leaked from the California State Threat ...

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Aug 08, 2012 03:47 pm |

L.A. County Upgrades Interoperability, Braces for LTE

By: Jim McKay

Los Angeles County first responders will gain interoperability and be equipped for the future when the sheriff’s and fire departments have more than 140 public safety radio dispatch consoles replaced over the next year.

The new twin-screen consoles will allow public safety dispatchers to see which units are in ...

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Aug 08, 2012 03:12 pm |

Obama clarifies plan to keep the internet running during emergencies in executive order

WASHINGTON (CN) – President Barack Obama has established a committee to make policy recommendations on enhancing the survivability, resilience, and future architecture of national security and emergency preparedness communications.
The National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Executive Committee, to be co-chaired by representatives from the Departments of Homeland Security and ...

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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.
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