Author: Martinez Area CERT

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.

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June: Pet & Animal Preparedness Month

Disasters don’t give advance warning, so it’s wise to plan ahead for your entire family. Your pets need Go Bags too! CalFire offers a clear guide, and we offer a pet rescue card for your pets’ safety.

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Disasters: Any Time, Any Place

An important thing about disasters is that most aren’t scheduled. Many are serious enough to change our life priorities in some way. Most people don’t think a disaster will happen to them. Denial is a powerful thing.

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Communications Exercise

Martinez Area CERT teamed up with ham radio operators from Martinez ARC and friends to test our local communications capabilities in case of an emergency.

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Summer Blackouts Ahead

Bloomberg’s article, California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren’t Ready, explores PG&E’s plan to cut power on windy days.

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Thank You, Paradise Responders!

The Martinez City Council recognized Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members of Martinez’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) who volunteered during the Northern California wildfire that swept through the town of Paradise are recognized during last Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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Listos California links

Local Resource Directory (Templates) and County Emergency Radio Stations in English, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Martinez residents listen to KQED 88.3 FM

Prepare for Public Health Emergencies (PDF)

Disaster Ready Guide and en Español (PDF)

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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We’re Social

Tweets by MartinezCERT

On Facebook? So are we. How about Instagram? Yes, there too.

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