The Committee’s primary purposes are to:
- Provide informational materials to residents for self-help personal emergency preparation, based on publications-issued by FEMA and other emergency services organizations;
- Maintain and operate radio networks to provide a communications capability during a disaster or emergency affecting Oakmont with the understanding that residents and their guests will still be responsible for their own safety and well-being;
- Stay abreast of current and emerging policies, procedures, and technologies in the areas of personal and community emergency preparation and response;
- Establish and maintain interfaces with City, County, and other emergency agencies.
Residents are encouraged to print the Emergency Supply Checklist titled “Be Prepared OAKMONT” (see link), follow the instructions, and gather the suggested supplies in order to be prepared to shelter in place during a major emergency or disaster. For more information and/or to volunteer, contact OakmontERT@gmail.com
Does Your Neighborhood Need A Cope Leader?
Please click here to read this list of neighborhoods that are in need of COPE volunteers.
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Meeting:
Please click here to read these notes from the Emergency Preparedness Meeting held on November 4, 2017.
Review of Oakmont Fire Response:
Please click here to read this review, by Pat Barclay, of the fire & emergency response efforts on October 26, 2017.
Documents Needed In Emergency Situation:
Please click here to read this checklist of important documents needed in an emergency situation, provided by Oakmont resident, Bern Lefson.
- Make a contact list of family, friends and doctors and keep with your emergency supply list.
- Make a list of out-of-state contacts. Communication likes may be down in California but working in other parts of the country.
- Plan escape routes from you house.
- Plan and evacuation route, both by foot and by car. Make a list of tasks necessary to secure you residence. Assume you have 10 minutes to evacuate.
- Never let you car’s gas tank fall below one-quarter full.
- Let neighbors and/or COPE leaders know of any special needs and emergency contacts.
- Know how to open you garage door manually.
- Know how to shut off your gas line in the event you smell gas in your house.
- Know how to shut off power to hour home in the event of an electrical fire or if you are directed to do so by emergency responders.
- If you are in a COPE neighborhood, get to know you COPE leader and designated gathering place for welfare checks.
- Visit FEMA’s ready.gov and Sonoma-county.org/fire/emergency_htm websites for additional tips and suggestions.