Tag: Community Emergency Response Team

CERT: Not too late for fire prevention

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Martinez Residents; With the end of the rainy season the summer fire season starts up again. For a second year, Martinez Area CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will be assisting the Contra Costa Fire Prevention District (CCFPD) surveying high risk fire areas and working with property owners to reduce their fire risk. CCFPD has […]

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County Fire Prevention District, CERT urge landowners to prepare for fire season

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

An advisory published through the partnership of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the Martinez Community Emergency Response Team have one fire season tip for acreage owners: “Prepare!” California has had two devastating fire seasons two years in a row, and 2019 also is expected to be dangerous. The 2017 fire season had […]

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Council approves funding for Waterfront Park concession stand improvements

Council approves funding for Waterfront Park concession stand improvements

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Agreeing Wednesday that the Waterfront Park’s concession stand needs to be repaired, Martinez City Council unanimously approved spending $65,000 form unassigned reserves for the work. Repairing the concession stand, estimated at $45,000, wasn’t included in the recently-completed $8 million improvement of Waterfront Park, said Michael Chandler, deputy director of Administrative Services. But […]

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Residents learn emergency preparedness in free special CERT class

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the wake of back-to-back deadly fire seasons, Martinez’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be giving residents two opportunities to learn how to prepare for emergencies, said Brian Lindblom, Martinez CERT director. “As we saw with the recent Paradise Fire and last year’s Napa and Sonoma County fires, when the event […]

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Registration opens for free CERT classes

| August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Registration has started for free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes that will qualify participants to become volunteer disaster service workers and enable them to help their neighbors and their families during calamities. Saturday morning classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15, 22 and 29 and Oct. 6 […]

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Council approves loan to satisfy JFA settlement

Council approves loan to satisfy JFA settlement

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has agreed to obtain a $4 million line of credit from US Bank to pay Social Security obligations it has incurred as a result of the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency. It is a better approach than making installment payments to the Internal Revenue Service, Finance […]

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Martinez Area Community Emergency Response Team announces donations

| April 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Martinez Area Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is proud to announce the receipt of multiple donations from supportive community companies. “It is amazing what a few newly certified members can do for CERT. They requested grant donations that resulted in over $3000 in donations to date,” noted Gwenda Webster, CERT’s new volunteer Class & Training […]

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