A High and Awful Price

This hour-long video about the Camp Fire illustrates how the best and most thorough planning may not be enough. For personal planning, any preparation is better than none. Your first Go bag? Water, medicines, and a flash drive with important documents is a good start.

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BART’s Earthquake Safety Program

A lot of us take BART to the many places we need to go. Some of us have wondered what would happen if we’re on the tracks, in a tunnel, or under the bay when a big quake happens. We know there are geological fault lines that would affect our ride. The people at BART have wondered that too. BART carries about 415,000 travelers every day, and this isn’t a new issue for them.

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Light Up the Bay in Martinez

On November 16, 2019, from 09:00 – 12:00, Martinez CERT will be part of a county-wide exercise to test our radio communication links all the way from local CERT teams to the CoCo County Emergency Operations Center. This exercise will give all of us an opportunity to practice how we would organize in a major event and how well we can communicate up and down the chain. If you would like to participate, please contact one of the coordinators listed in this post.

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Final Fall 2019 CERT Training Exercise

Our final CERT Training exercise was held at the lovely and spacious Community Center in Brentwood on Saturday, 26 October. Everyone who needed help were rescued and treated with our first aid skills. Fires were extinguished, cribbing was built and bodies moved to safety, and paperwork was completed.
Well done, new CERT volunteers!

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Rescuing our Horses from the Wildfire

The fire was very close to our barn of 19 horses. We had plans in place, our barn had talked about disaster preparation, and we had CCCART (Contra Costa County Animal Response Team) put together a presentation on how to prepare for disasters. However, planning and preparation is good; proper execution is better.

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Fall Class Review

Following our fall basic training classes, we’re holding our Practical Review of medical triage and emergency medical skills, search and rescue cribbing, fire suppression, and Incident Command System (ICS) this Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8 am – 12 pm. Come to City Hall, 525 Henrietta St. Be ready to start by 8am. All CERT-trained volunteers are welcome to participate in the review.

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He’s Safe

We were called out by the Martinez Police Department to help find a 10 year old boy who hadn’t checked in after school. Those of us who were available turned up to help find him.

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