Author: Martinez CERT

Martinez CERT supporting COVID Vaccination Effort

Members of Martinez Area CERT are supporting the countywide effort to get COVID vaccine shots into the arms of residents. The West Contra Costa distribution site, located at the Valley Bible Church in Hercules, has been operating for weeks. As of March 9, 2021, more than 6,000 Contra Costa residents have been vaccinated at the drive-thru clinic.

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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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Log Your Hours

Firewise Links

Martinez hillside emergency evacuation routes (map)

What is Defensible Space? CCCFPD offers a great self-assessment survey.

We're a Firewise community! Read about our journey and our updates.

A new online reporting form for weed abatement concerns and violations.

Contra Costa County maps viewer for finding property reference numbers.

Earthquake!

The USGS has published several outstanding papers that describe our situation, should a serious (6.7 or greater) earthquake happen along the Hayward Fault.

Important Resources

Listos California links

Earthquake resources: 7 Step Guide and After Earthquake Guide

Contra Costa Emergency Radio: Martinez residents listen to KQED 88.3 FM.

Safety Tips for Wildfire + COVID-19 (6 page PDF) in English, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Disaster Ready Guide and en Español (PDF)

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