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Firewise Outreach

While the weather is cool and wet, our Firewise champion Marta is starting the 2020 fire season planning early with talks to members of the local Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. Her presentations will focus on defensible space and how neighbors can work together to ensure greater fire prevention in neighborhoods.

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A High and Awful Price

This hour-long video about the Camp Fire illustrates how the best and most thorough planning may not be enough. For personal planning, any preparation is better than none. Your first Go bag? Water, medicines, and a flash drive with important documents is a good start.

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BART’s Earthquake Safety Program

A lot of us take BART to the many places we need to go. Some of us have wondered what would happen if we’re on the tracks, in a tunnel, or under the bay when a big quake happens. We know there are geological fault lines that would affect our ride. The people at BART have wondered that too. BART carries about 415,000 travelers every day, and this isn’t a new issue for them.

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Rescuing our Horses from the Wildfire

The fire was very close to our barn of 19 horses. We had plans in place, our barn had talked about disaster preparation, and we had CCCART (Contra Costa County Animal Response Team) put together a presentation on how to prepare for disasters. However, planning and preparation is good; proper execution is better.

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