Our two-day Critical Incident Stress Management class was great. We learned a set of procedures that can help de-stress the first responders in emergency or disaster situations. As always, the first step is to observe and listen to what’s going on. This is called “developing situational awareness.” We hope to be using these tools and techniques with others in the future.Read More
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.Read More
Our CERT Instructor and District 10 Coordinator has written a research paper in which she uses Martinez as a study in fire safety measures and practices. The west side of town is in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (according to Cal Fire). What does this mean for the residents of the area?Read More
The season for wildfires is already upon us. Strong winds can make nearby neighborhoods as vulnerable as houses in a fire zone. We’re getting ready to help with weed abatement this year. With your help, we can make Martinez better prepared for the upcoming fire season.Read More
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.Read More
Martinez CERT is excited to resume our in-person Fall Training classes. Instructors and Attendees will be practicing social distancing, and personal mask use is required. We are offering a series of six Tuesday evening classes, or a Weekend Marathon Class.Read More
When disaster hits will your cell phone be charged and working? Cell towers may be damaged and inoperable. So, what’s the alternative? A handheld radio. Learn about using FRS or GMRS radios for communications during a disaster. It may save your life and your family.Read More
Learn which type of fire extinguisher is right for your household needs in the kitchen or the garage, when to use a fire extinguisher (judging the size of the fire) and how to safely use a fire extinguisher on small fires following the PASS (Point, Aim Squeeze and Sweep) method to stop a fire before it gets to big.Read More
This is a wonderful weekly event that the Martinez community really enjoys and appreciates. Seniors have access to a range of children’s puzzles and videos, perfect for sharing with grandchildren.Read More
Log Your Hours
A new online reporting form for weed abatement concerns and violations.
Contra Costa County maps viewer for finding property reference numbers.