published 09/15/2011
The COPE-Preparedness Newsletter is a compilation of emergency management information that our organization determines is important to our community stakeholders.

Sep 11, 2011 01:05 pm | lonna

HELP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SURVIVE A DISASTER! The FREE Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program will help   organize your neighborhood into a 9-Step Emergency Preparedness Program. DISASTERS HAPPEN! It’s not a question of “IF” but “WHEN”!  Neighborhoods may need to respond to fire, injuries, and search and rescue activities during disaster.  This WORKSHOP will ...

Sep 11, 2011 05:07 am | Carter

Harbor City / Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce presents TRIBUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS LUNCHEON

Honoring the Los Angeles City and County Firefighters, Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Platoon, Emergency Medical Services, Harbor-UCLA Trauma Center, USC Medical Trauma Center, Crisis Response Team, and our Community Heroes. We will also be honoring our ...

Sep 05, 2011 11:30 am | lonna

Department of Public Health unveils new community-based emergency preparedness campaign

July 19, 2011 12:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time

LOS ANGELES–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today unveiled a new disaster-readiness campaign that urges neighborhoods and communities to “connect, prepare and respond.” The three elements of the campaign ...

Sep 02, 2011 12:54 pm | lonna

By: Adam Stone on August 31, 2011
Photo: A view of the damage on Sept. 28, 2001. Photo courtesy of Andrea Booher/FEMA
Since Sept. 11, 2001, the nation has spent a reported $635.9 billion on homeland security. But as we pass the 10th anniversary of the attacks and wrestle with ...

Sep 01, 2011 02:34 pm | lonna

Eric Holdeman is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management. His blog is located at

I’ve always been a strong supporter of disaster public education. My first exposure to it was in 1992 when I worked at the Washington state Emergency Management Division ...

Sep 01, 2011 01:04 pm | lonna

By: Elaine Pittman on August 30, 2011
The year so far in the U.S. has been disaster-filled: tornadoes wreaked havoc in the spring; an earthquake struck the Eastern Seaboard in late August; and Hurricane Irene left 38 dead, numerous eastern states dealing with flooding and more than 3 million people without ...

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