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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wildland fire season is coming. Are YOU prepared?
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.
Earth Day 2019 at the John Muir House was a great day! Thank you to our amazing smiling volunteers.
The California Department of Water Resources and the Alameda County Fire Department hosted a fascinating seminar on Flood Fight Methods this past weekend. Our speaker Richard noted that they approach floods like CPR: good to know and important information, but something you don't want to use. Lots of information in our post.
Martinez Area CERT has four new trainers for our basic training classes. Congratulations graduates!