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

COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Feb 10, 2013 11:26 am |

Warning: It’s a quake

CA Lawmakers should put today’s technology to use and pursue a statewide early alert system.

THE SAN ANDREAS Fault is overdue for a powerful earthquake, geologists say, but there is no way to predict when it will strike. Yet as Japan has demonstrated, it is possible to detect the start of a quake and alert ...

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Feb 09, 2013 05:57 pm |

NEIGHBORHOOD DISASTER PLANNING WORKSHOPS

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT We never think a disaster will strike our neighborhood – or at least we hope it won’t! However, it is not a question of if one will happen, but when. Find out what you can do to help make your neighborhood better able to meet disasters ...
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Feb 09, 2013 05:35 pm |

Key Tools for Emergency Preparedness

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An In Depth Look at Disaster Planning and Policy by Christine Gares

Emergency preparedness is in some ways a greater challenge than response or recovery.  In essence, communities need to effectively be prepared for disasters on a moments notice.  The ability to achieve preparedness on this level requires key tools.  Lindell et al. argues ...

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Feb 09, 2013 05:21 pm |

C.E.R.T. TRAINING IS COMING TO CARSON

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Community Emergency Response Training
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The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proud to present this training to the public.
Following a major disaster, police, fire, and medical personnel may not ...

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Feb 09, 2013 05:16 pm |

Many Southern California hospitals rebuff government over disaster plans

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In early 2011, federal and state officials asked 200 Southern California hospitals to provide information about their ability to survive a catastrophic earthquake along the southern San Andreas Fault. | Related: Quake preparedness paid off for Northridge Hospital

The hospitals were asked, for example, how many backup generators they had on hand, what ...

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Feb 08, 2013 03:01 pm |

5 Lessons From Hurricane Sandy For Emergency Preparedness

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy will go down in history as one of the most destructive storms ever, inflicting at least $50 to $60 billion in damage across the Northeast, according to early estimates. As the dust settles and our country manages the recovery phase of this crisis, it’s wise to think through what was done well, ...

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