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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.
Weed Abatement Hazard

Fire Hazard

Martinez CERT inspections identify hazardous properties that need weed abatement

June: Pet & Animal Preparedness Month

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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

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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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Summer Blackouts Ahead

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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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Social Capital in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery

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In some neighborhoods, residents believe that if a disaster strikes, other people will take care of them. This may or may not be true. If they don't know their neighbors at all, who will they ask for help? In this FEMA PrepTalk video, Dr. Daniel Aldrich explains how social ties are the critical aspect of resilience in immediate survival, in mental health, and in community recovery.
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Thank You CERT!

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District says THANK YOU for our help this year.

Bike the Bridges and Brewfest

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We're looking for help with this Special Olympics event. It's next Sunday, 10th of June. Two shifts: 6-10am or 10am-2pm, comes with lunch and great appreciation for your help.

Wildfire Community Preparation Training

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Residents living in high-risk wildfire areas of Martinez CA who want to take action steps to increase their safety but are unsure about how to start can now find the information, and the inspiration, they need to organize and accomplish wildfire risk reduction projects in their community. Martinez Area CERT and partners are conducting a weed abatement training as part of the fifth annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event on May 5, 2018.