Marty and Wanda at our CERT table

National Night Out 2019

  • Events
We were there! The recent National Night Out (NNO) events in Martinez were held at Les Schwab Tires and The Alhambra Valley Christmas Tree Farm, and in Pacheco at the Community Center.
Have enough food, water and meds to last 3-7 days

CERT in Action

  • Training
September is Emergency Preparedness Month. You know the earthquakes are shaking the rest of the world. It's not a matter of IF a big one will shake up California, it's a matter of when. Are you ready? Training is free, and is very empowering.
Shelter sign

Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training

The Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training provided CERT volunteers the training needed to work at a Red Cross shelter. The presentation covered shelter management, organization, operations and great examples from recent disasters.
family walking

QUICK! Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness isn't hard. We're offering two quick classes to help you get started: Personal Emergency Preparedness and Business Preparedness.

Our Area-Wide Exercise a Success!

On Saturday morning, July 27th, we held our First Annual Simulated Disaster Response. We called on our volunteers to check in to their assembly points. What happened next? Read on for the surprise.

Fire Season Planning

Thank you to Fire Chief Lewis Broschard and his team for offering us an in-depth look at the 2019 Wildland Fire Season Planning. Martinez is not only in the Fire Hazard Zone for Contra Costa County, it's also in the Very High Fire Hazard Zone. Read on for links to their slides, a Residents Guide and a Brochure on preparing your home.
Weed Abatement Hazard

Fire Hazard

Martinez CERT inspections identify hazardous properties that need weed abatement
home site burned down

Practice, Practice, Practice

Martinez Area CERT is planning an area-wide response exercise on Saturday, July 27th from 8am to noon. We invite you to come meet your District Coordinator, see what we're doing, and help explore how you might save yourself and your family in a serious disaster. Please register online.