One mountain, one river, one community.
Serving Fitch Mountain since 1979.

Dear Fitch Mountain Neighbor:

The COPE (Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies) Program has been adopted by the Fitch Mountain Association and many communities in Northern Sonoma County, including the City of Healdsburg. The mission of COPE is to help residents, families, and neighborhoods become better prepared to respond to and recover from emergency situations. Following a major disaster, it might be several days before vital services are restored to Fitch Mountain, an area at high risk for a variety of natural and manmade threats. First responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services we have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. We will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet our immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs.

We have divided Fitch Mountain into neighborhoods and a volunteer from most neighborhoods has come forward to serve as Neighborhood Leader. We are asking each household (renter or owner) to complete a Neighborhood Survey so that we can better help each other in case of an emergency. Click on one of these links for this form:

Examples of information collected:
  • Is there a person with a disability in the household who will need help with evacuation?
  • Where is the gas shut off valve in case no one is home during an emergency?
Please complete the attached form and return it to the FMA and it will be distributed to your COPE leader. Completing the form is totally voluntary and I will keep the information collected confidential. We can also provide you with important information about emergency preparedness such as how to develop an individual response plan and maintain an individual emergency supply kit. Please join us in becoming better prepared to COPE with emergencies on Fitch Mountain!


Priscilla Abercrombie
Carol Morrill
Fitch Mountain COPE Community Leaders
2255 North Fitch Mountain Road
Email Priscilla at or call 707-473-8217.