Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE) is the winner of the California League of Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence.
COPE was started by residents of the Santa Rosa community of Oakmont, in cooperation with the Santa Rosa Fire Department and American Red Cross. The COPE Leaders in Oakmont, Sue Hattendorf and Al Thomas, now have over 85% of their 2,800 households in the COPE Neighborhood Preparedness Program. It is the belief of the City of Santa Rosa that we can, and need to repeat this success.
The mission of COPE is to help residents, families, and neighborhoods become and remain better prepared to respond to and recover from emergency situations. This includes developing and maintaining individual emergency supply kits.
If you have not registered as a COPE Neighborhood Leader, or you wish to organize your neighborhood or business using COPE, please contact:
COPE - Santa Rosa Fire Dept.