Date(s) - Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
The Napa earthquake has woken up a lot of people who now feel they should be more prepared. Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE) is the winner of the California League of Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence.
Iola Beckly, City of Santa Rosa COPE Coordinator will do a presentation to the club this week.
Iola Beckley began the volunteer position of COPE (Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies) two years ago when Retired Fire Captain Craig Lowe resigned. Having been a survivor of the Great Alaskan Earthquake in 1964, and having lived in California for over 50 years experiencing numerous earthquakes during that time, this volunteer job seems just right for her. Iola will give you an overview of the City of Santa Rosa’s program that is sponsored by the Fire Department. Mr. Lee Dibble, COPE Radio Coordinator, will also speak briefly about the volunteer ham radio operators that connect neighborhoods to their local fire station and then to the Emergency Operating Center (EOC) with damage assessment reports and requests for assistance if needed