Disasters can happen  


Plan ​for us, too! 


What is COAD?  The purpose of the COAD is to advocate for and promote a coordinated valley-wide disaster preparedness planning initiative that aims to integrate, businesses, local service organizations, nonprofits, as well as faith based organizations to improve community readiness in preparation of a major disaster event. It takes the entire community to step up and register as a volunteer organization and individual volunteers, to make this a successful community Recovery Program. 

Big Bear Valley families need a in-case-of-disaster plan for themselves that includes their pets.  Pets will have special needs during this difficult time and this is where the Animal Retrieval and Sheltering Committee come in.  The AR&S Committee is a component of the Big Bear Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD).  A COAD meeting is planned for Monday March 30, located at the Emergency Volunteer Center located at 100 W. Meadow Lane in Big Bear City (also known as the Civil Air Patrol Center.  

The focus of the 6:30 P.M program will be for all pet lovers/owners to learn what they can do when disaster hits. Planning ahead  ensures that pets will have a safe place to stay and be fed well. Also, pet owners can volunteer during the recovery of a disaster here in the community. 

For more information, contact Yomar Cleary, Chair of COAD at 909.214.6990 or ycleary@charter.net.