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 Welcome to Santa Rosa's COPE Information Page


Thank you for visiting the Santa Rosa Fire Department’s COPE page.  Since the Napa Earthquake on August 24th, 2014, our webpage has received a lot of attention.  We’re glad we can be a resource for our community.  In the event you find any broken links or have any problems with our COPE page, we encourage you to let us know by contacting us at cope@srcity.org.

Thank you,

Paul Lowenthal

Woman volunteer working with kids 

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 City of Santa Rosa is now recruiting leaders in all parts of the city to help train and prepare their neighbors, so that we can all COPE a little better with disasters that may disrupt our lives, such as earthquake, fire, flood, and landslide.

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 individual response plans, maintaining individual emergency supply kits, and outreaching to neighborhoods in the community. To foster this effort, the City of Santa Rosa provides a guide for setting up COPE Neighborhood Teams, “How to COPE with Emergencies” in English and Spanish.

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. 


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