Marty and Wanda at our CERT table

National Night Out 2019

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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.
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.

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.
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.

Communications Exercise

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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.
Martinez CERT responders

Thank You, Paradise Responders!

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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.
CERT Volunteers in the booth (Earth Day 2019)

John Muir Earth Day 2019

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Earth Day 2019 at the John Muir House was a great day! Thank you to our amazing smiling volunteers.