Author: Martinez CERT

Your Covid-19 File of Life Form

Few of us have a handy information sheet that would help the first responders in case we need emergency assistance during our social distancing. File of Life created a Covid-specific two-page information sheet. Download and fill it out with YOUR information to help with fast and accurate response—as well as helping with first responder safety.

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Remembering Barbara

We are sad to have lost our friend and CERT volunteer Barbara earlier this year, on 21 January 2020. Her passing was unexpected, and thankfully peaceful.

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Using Zoom? The FBI has a few safety tips.

We’ve heard the stories of friends being “Zoom-bombed” (attacks via the Zoom platform) and other security concerns. Given the meteoric rise of Zoom’s use from an obscure app to the star of Covid-19 communications, these concerns rose to a higher level of interest at the FBI. The Boston Field Office offered recommendations to mitigate teleconference hijacking threats.

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You’re Not Alone

Scott Berinato of Harvard Business Review interviewed Scott Kessler for an article entitled That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief. We’re all in this sheltering together. It’s stressful in mysterious and uncertain ways. This article will help make a bit of sense of our current situation.

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Firewise Links

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

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

A printable reporting form for weed abatement concerns and violations.

Contra Costa County maps viewer for finding property reference numbers.

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