Neighborhood Resilience - C.O.P.E.


COVID19 Update - Face to face meetings in March and April are suspended, but the need for our work is not and more than ever we can all benefit from working together now to assist with folks shut in due to the CONVID19 virus, and prepare for the wildfire season that will not wait for the virus to leave.  Consider getting your neighbors organized in to an Emergency Watch group, following the Map Your Neighborhood below, and stay in contact weekly with your neighbors to find out if you can consolidate shopping trips or do shopping and errands for those who should not be leaving their home. If you are helping others, here is a good Mutual Aid Guide -


C.O.P.E. Program Introduction - Our Community Outreach Prevention Effort program is offered to assist local neigbhors organize themselves to be better prepared to help each other and coordinate their efforts with local agencies.  We also intended that this orgnizing effort would simply strengthen the fabric of our communities and increase the connections and opportunies to help each other, whether to borrow a tool, assist during a period of confinement, check in when there is unexpected activity at a home, or assist following wind storm, earthquake, or pandemic.  A couple more potlock meals in the neighborhood is our goal, but we hope you are ready, just in case.  


May 2nd Meeting Materials Slides 

May 2nd Meeting Video - Part 1 - Training - Notifications, Ready Set Go, COPE/eWatch, and Firewise and home self assessments

May 2nd Meeting Video - Part 2 - Q&A, New technology, Wood Lots


You can also watch the full May 2nd recording on Facebook at  and scroll down the posts to May 2nd. Thank you to John See, AFD Forester; John Parker of Integrated Robotics; HALO, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the MOA, Bear Valley and Rabbit Creek Valley CC.  


Primary Resources to help you:

1. Know where to get information (Muni of Anchorage)

2. Organize your neighbors 

3. Be ready to "Go"

4. Prepare your home to reduce wildfire risks.


Full Links for above info incase you print this and can't get to the above embedde links - they are the same:











Additional Resources (need to add links for printing out)


Stories of other's success:


Why some homes survived: Learning from the Fort McMurray wildfire disaster -



RCCC Resilience Committee - Background and History


This work comes from a Rabbit Creek Community Council committee formed in 2019 to create a local Firewise Community Site program that also integrates other year round efforts that enhance the quality of the RCCC  area by strengthening the fabric our community connections and its ability to be safe, prepared, responsive and resilient to future events that affect our community. (Earthquakes, Fire, Wind, Power,  Flood?, Medical, Child Safety Alerts, criminal activity… are we ready to respond?)  The group has expanded to now include participation from HALO and other hillside community councils.  


Meetings are being held monthly. Contact Ky for more information.  See the Calendar of Events on the main RCCC site for upcoming events.


2020 Calendar - Our next meeting is 7PM April 20th on Zoom at .


Current 2020 Goals and Timeline Document


NFPA Awareness Information


April - Community Awareness Events


May - Firewise Clean up and Wildfire Awarness Day.  See last year's event detailsand download this brochure.  


Current Committee work plan - a Work in Process.  


Old News


April 11, 2019 Event Flier and pictures. Thank you to the Anchorage Fire Department, Gage Tree Service, Alaska Industrial Hardware, John See (Firewise), Team Rubicon, Anchorage Police Department - Neiborhood Watch, and the MOA Emergency Services for attending and sharing program information with RCCC residents.  





Prior Crime Prevention and Safety Committee information.  Crime prevention has been included in this committee focus. 


2018 Information


2017 Information



Community Councils Center


Community Patrols


Chugiak Eagle River Advisory Board


Federation of Community Councils