Category: Training

Crisis and Critical Incident Stress Management Follow-up

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.

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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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Lunch & Learn: Fire Safety

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.

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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.

Earthquake!

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 Español (PDF)

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