With the help of the Tom Roach, Chief of the Marinwood Fire Department we now have detailed maps of the entire Marinwood community. These will be used in our planning endeavors for preparing our CERT endeavors moving forward.
San Rafael is FULL & closed April 21 & 28
Nicasio is FULL & closed, May 12 & 19
Novato is FULL & closed, June 5, 12 & 16
San Rafael, Sept 15 & 22
Kentfield-COM FULL & closed, Oct 20 & 21
Nicasio, Oct 13 & 20
Mill Valley, Nov 3 & 10
Dates are subject to change. Please visit the calendar below to confirm event details. If you have questions, call Maggie Lang, Marin County CERT Coordinator at 415 961-0907.
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Simple steps to prepare your home and includes a family plan.
Marin County Ready Set Go Wild Fire Preparedness. Learn more here: http://www.readysetgomarin.org/
Marin County Fire Video:
Informative video on how to prepare your family, home and neighbors: Ready Set Go Marin
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Print out your: Winter Weather Preparedness Worksheet
Winter Storms & Power Outages Advice:
In a heavy, continuous rain storm, there will be normal flooding in areas in and around the drainage inlets. In addition, driveway areas, street corners, and low lying sections of the roadway will often flood.
If you become aware of any drainage failure that is resulting in local flooding to a significant degree, contact your local police department and they will notify the appropriate response personnel.
If you are in an area likely to flood, please obtain sandbags and stack them appropriately.
The City of San Rafael provides sandbags to residents at the City’s fire stations. For more information about where to find sandbags, how to fill them and how to place them please see the Winter Weather Preparedness brochure
If you come across a downed power line, stay away from it and call 9-1-1. In the event of a power outage, information on the outage can be obtained at (800) 743-5000.
Be prepared for power outages year-round with these tips:
1) Have battery-operated radios with fresh batteries ready for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
2) Have battery-operated flashlights with fresh batteries on hand.
3) PG&E recommends that customers do not use candles because of the risk of fire. If you must use candles, extreme caution is urged. Do not use candles near drapes or under lampshades. Keep candles away from small children, and do not leave candles unattended.
4) Empty, clean plastic milk jugs and 2-liter soda bottles can be used for water. Ice can be made in 2-liter soda bottles. Three 2-liter soda bottles with ice are about the same as a 10-pound block of ice that you buy in the grocery store. Blue Ice from your picnic cooler also works well in the freezer. With minimal opening and shutting of doors, food should remain usable for up to two days.
5) If you have a stand-by generator, inform PG&E and make sure that it’s installed safely. If it’s not, you risk damaging your property and endangering PG&E line workers who may be working on power lines some distance from your home. Information on the safe installation of generators can be found on our website at www.pge.com/generator.
6) If your power goes out, unplug or turn off all electric appliances. Otherwise, when power is restored, several appliances may come back on at once and overload your circuits or hot appliances may come on while you’re away or asleep and pose a fire hazard. Leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns. Turn your appliances back on one at a time when conditions return to normal.