Neighborhood Resilience - C.O.P.E.

News

  • ISER Anchorage Road and WUI Study Project Next Meeting December 19th 6-8PM at ISER and via Zoom. The menu at the right has a link to the ISER documents. 
  • The next Resilience Committee meeting will be November 28th at 7PM on Zoom
  • Join RCCC Committee Zoom Meeting (different link for the ISER meeting)
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85845694562?pwd=WnFCUjlCZHh6cEc0aG9pNDh3c09MUT09
    Meeting ID: 858 4569 4562
    Passcode: 121907 

 

Annual Schedule of Hillside Awareness and Hazard Reduction Awareness Programs:

  • August/September - Start of heating season soon.  Schedule maintenance, replace smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries or check dates on extended life alarms. Chimney cleaning for wood burning fireplace/stove stacks. 
  • September/October - Wind and Power Outage Preparation. Late season tree trimming and thinning to avoid wind damage and reduce spring fire load.  Furnace inspections 
  • October/November - Winter driving on the hillside and Slips and Falls on Ice. Tires, traction devices, sand and snow clearing safety. Checking on neighors who could be stranded when the roads are hazardous. 
  • December/January - Heating and Fire Safety. This is a great time to have a warm inside neighborhood meeting to review and update your local plans:
    • phone trees, 
    • evacuation plans (Ready  Set Go) and Go Bag, 
    • shelter in place plans (fire, earthquake, power outage), 
    • safehouse in area (home damage from earthquake, wildfire shelter in place, extended power outage), 
    • CrimeWatch training.. 
    • and most of all - just being good neighors. 
  • February/March - Preparation for wildfire season, awareness, program/event planning. This is a good time for checking that your Go Back and plans for evacuation if there is a fire are updates. Its also a great winter time of the year for an outside block party to welcome the sun back.  
  • March - Earthquake and general home emergency kit preparation and update 
  • April/May - Firewise Awareness, fuel load treatment projects, existing fire break, critial access/egress route maintenance, new fire break construction.  Spring Bear & Moose Aware Safety.
  • June/July/August - Summer Fun and outdoor recreation safety.. Good time for a neigbhorhood outdoor picnic. Check on whether recreational outdoor fires are allowed in the MOA

 

Power Outage and WindStorm Preparation


Firewise Awareness Training

 

2021 eWatch & Firewise Wildfire Awareness Program April 20, 2021 7PM - Flyer

Meeting Recording

Meeting Power Point

Meeting Chat Log

 

Meeting Materials

Self Assessment Form - Please print before the meeting  https://www.muni.org/departments/fire/wildfire/documents/firewiseselfassessment.pdf 

 

Firewise Community Brochure - https://www.muni.org/departments/fire/wildfire/documents/firewise-web%20part%201.pdf 

Vides to watch before/after the program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5sVqcSa_9E - Think Like an Ember!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etzzPiUxRS0 - Think Like an Ember!
https://youtu.be/no8dvnjbdHY - McKinley Fire - Lessons Learned Program:

 

7PM-7:45 Firewise USA and eWatch Orientation and Toolkit

7:45-8:15 Break for self-assessment of your home

8:15-9:00 Q&A, door prizes and assessment contest

May 1, 2020 National Wildfire Awareness Day – NFPA
May TBA – Wood Lots Opening

 

You can also watch the full April 20th recording on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RabbitCreekCC  and scroll down the posts to April 20th.  

 

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 potluck meals in the neighborhood is our goal, but we hope you are ready, just in case.  

 

 

 

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.

Home Assessment - (Also on the MOA Page below) 

 

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

1. http://www.muni.org/covid-19/Pages/default.aspx

1. http://www.muni.org/Departments/OEM/Pages/Disaster-Communications.aspx

2. https://mil.wa.gov/map-your-neighborhood 

2. http://www.communitycouncils.org/download/17085.pdf 

3. https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/ready-set-go-campaign/ 

3. https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/get-set/emergency-supply-kit/

3. https://www.iafc.org/ - resourc link not working. 

3. https://www.rsf-fire.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SIP_for_web.pdf 

4.  http://www.muni.org/Departments/Fire/Wildfire/Pages/MyFirewiseHome.aspx

4. https://www.uidaho.edu/-/media/UIdaho-Responsive/Files/Extension/topic/forestry/ID26-Everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-bark-beetles.pdf

 

Additional Resources

 

Stories of other's success:

 

Why some homes survived: Learning from the Fort McMurray wildfire disaster - https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50166

 


 

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.

 

2021 Calendar - Our next meeting is 7PM Marchy 15th  on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89426013048?pwd=VVRITjUrYTF6cTV1MlFzcDBkWFVUUT09

 

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