Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
News: 11/01/2018

Oakmont conducts emergency drill



Volunteers at the Oakmont Emergency Operations Center
Volunteers at the Oakmont Emergency Operations Center (L to R): John Felton (incident commander), Dr. Jim Knapp (Ham radio operator), Claudette Brero-Gow (scribe), Kay Oppenheimer (public information officer) during the Oct. 18 drill.

On Oct. 18, the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) conducted a simulated emergency drill. The scenario for the drill was a 7.0 earthquake on the Rogers Creek Fault, which passes directly through Santa Rosa. Oakmont has over 200 COPE teams, neighborhood groups organized to assist each other in the event of an emergency.

Oakmont has a radio backup system of volunteers which can operate when emergency 911 and phone systems are interrupted.

With the aging of some of the Oakmont volunteers, OEPC is in dire need of additional COPE leaders and radio operators. If your neighborhood does not have an active COPE group, now is the time to volunteer and get organized. The Ham radio operators require an FCC license. However, Zone Communicators use radios, which do not require one. If you are interested in volunteering for any emergency response position, please contact Pat Barclay at 570-7500, or email him at OakmontERT@gmail.com. This is an opportunity to help your neighbors and be prepared for the next emergency.



Recently Published:

11/15/2018 - Glen Ellen Inn to go before SVCAC
11/15/2018 - Parks measure passage will create steady funding source
11/15/2018 - Gorin seeks residents for committee spots
11/15/2018 - Sonoma Valley post-fire survey of historic resources available online
11/15/2018 - Glen Ellen fire district gets big win with Measure T
11/15/2018 - Opening on valley groundwater panel
11/15/2018 - Wind sparks Adobe Canyon fire despite day-long tree trimming spree
11/15/2018 - GE Forum drafting new by-laws
11/15/2018 - House of Happy Walls Museum re-opens
11/15/2018 - And the winner is …
11/15/2018 - Congressman in the house...
11/15/2018 - Get ready for Community Potluck
11/15/2018 - Fire Safe Council formed in Mayacamas
11/01/2018 - Renovated House of Happy Walls reopens this month
11/01/2018 - Women of the world unite!

Community Calendar

SIR members to hear from tourism chief
11/15/2018
more...
Bill & Dave hike Trione-Annadel
11/17/2018
more...
Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Station 3990 food giveaway
11/17/2018
more...
Oakmont Farmers Market
11/17/2018
more...
The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County
11/17/2018
more...
Mushroom Hike, 10 a.m.-noon
11/17/2018
more...
30 years of the Kenwood Press
11/17/2018
more...
‘Band of Seniors’ returns to Oakmont
11/17/2018
more...
Wreath workshop at Quarryhill
11/17/2018
more...
Commemorate Jack London’s death
11/17/2018
more...
Kenwood Community Church service
11/18/2018
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2