Author: Martinez CERT

Neighbor’s Property a Fire Risk?

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.

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Be prepared to be heard

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.

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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.


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 EspaƱol (PDF)

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