Join us on Aug 4 at 7pm in the small parking lot at Las Juntas Elementary School for a basic primer on Home Fire Safety. Our District 5 Coordinator Milagros Juan-Ojermark will host Julie Ormerod, from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District at this event.Read More
A story of emergency response and basic first aid from our friend Rusty, an early Martinez CERT member who recently moved away. “What a Friday night! We were finishing up after dinner when a frantic ring at our door bell caused me to rush out. A lady from next door was yelling for help!”Read More
Our two-day Critical Incident Stress Management class was great. We learned a set of procedures that can help de-stress the first responders in emergency or disaster situations. As always, the first step is to observe and listen to what’s going on. This is called “developing situational awareness.” We hope to be using these tools and techniques with others in the future.Read More
Successful Martinez Senior Center Book Exchange ends after 13 months. Our CERT volunteers share their thoughts about what the ‘C’ in CERT means.Read More
Communities must work together to increase the fire resistance of their homes and neighborhoods. Property owners are responsible for keeping their property fire safe. You may file a compliant for properties that are not in compliance.Read More
Our CERT Instructor and District 10 Coordinator has written a research paper in which she uses Martinez as a study in fire safety measures and practices. The west side of town is in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (according to Cal Fire). What does this mean for the residents of the area?Read More
Join Martinez Area CERT as we host an outstanding psychologist and educator, Dr. Jon Kayne in a two-day training on Basic Group Crisis Intervention Training. This is a rare opportunity, and attendance is limited!Read More
CERT team at the June 13th Sunday Farmer’s Market in downtown Martinez. People can stop by our preparedness tent for free information each Second Sunday now through October. See you there!Read More
The season for wildfires is already upon us. Strong winds can make nearby neighborhoods as vulnerable as houses in a fire zone. We’re getting ready to help with weed abatement this year. With your help, we can make Martinez better prepared for the upcoming fire season.Read More
Nearly everyone has a cell phone. In a disaster emergency your cell phone may play an important role in keeping you informed and connected to your family or loved ones. Here are a few tips to get you prepared and keep you communicating.Read More
Log Your Hours
A new online reporting form for weed abatement concerns and violations.
Contra Costa County maps viewer for finding property reference numbers.