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COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Sep 11, 2012 09:56 am |

COPE Preparedness Accepts Challenges in Promoting Emergency Preparedness to the Hispanic Community

By Lonna Calhoun, CEM

Those of us working in emergency management understand the importance of and the challenges of promoting emergency preparedness within vulnerable population groups. During disasters people with physical and mental disabilities, language barriers, and economic challenges fare far worse.  With the help of our platinum sponsors Phillips66 and State ...

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Sep 09, 2012 01:00 pm |

Disaster Dozen: 12 Myths of Disaster Preparedness

By: Paul Purcell on September 07, 2012

Hurricane Katrina and other disasters have given us a series of emergency preparedness wake-up calls. Do we pay attention now or continue to hit the snooze button?

Let’s look at the most important part of a comprehensive emergency readiness plan: the preparedness levels of individuals ...

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Sep 09, 2012 12:50 pm |

Are you prepared for natural disaster? 4 in 5 Angelenos are not

By Susan Carpenter

The swarm of earthquakes in Imperial County this week serves as an unexpected prelude to National Preparedness Month, a.k.a. September. Southern California is home to 13 of the 16 catastrophic hazards that the U.S. government recognizes, including temblors, fires and severe weather, but most Angelenos are far from ready.

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Sep 09, 2012 12:44 pm |

September is National Preparedness Month

September has annually been designated by the federal government as “National Preparedness Month.” This is an excellent time to share a reminder about preparedness here in California.

Our state’s natural beauties are a wonder to behold. Hundreds of miles of picturesque beaches, spectacular and rugged mountain vistas of tall pines and snow ...

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Sep 09, 2012 12:37 pm |

America Remains Unprepared to Protect Children in Emergencies

A major gap in more than half of the states’ disaster preparedness regulations for child care facilities puts many vulnerable children at risk, Save the Children reports.

WASHINGTON — Thousands of child care facilities in 27 states are not required to specifically account for infants, toddlers or children with disabilities or those ...

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Sep 09, 2012 12:16 pm |

FEMA: ‘Disabled must be included in disaster planning’

Communities must bring disabled residents to the table when planning for disasters because their insight is invaluable, said Marcie Roth, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

As a co-keynote speaker to the New Jersey Institute of New Jersey Institute for Disabilities’ Alianza Emergency Preparedness Project’s second “Real Readiness State-Wide Inclusive Conference” ...

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Sep 09, 2012 12:10 pm |

Disaster preparedness tips for pets from the IFAW

By: Carrie Dow

We see it daily on the news: Natural and man-made disasters such as wildfires, floods and earthquakes. They can happen anywhere anytime. We all need to be prepared in the event of an emergency and that includes our pets. The International Fund for Animal Welfare ...

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Sep 09, 2012 11:58 am |

Join the National Preparedness Coalition

By Eric Holdeman: Emergency management in the blogosphere

I’m always looking for new ideas.  You can sit around and try to come up with your own or you can copy what others are doing that have been proven successful.  With this concept in mind, FEMA is launching a National Preparedness Coalition

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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.

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