Disaster Preparation and Resources

In the event of an emergency, our first responders will be overwhelmed. It’s critical for citizens to be prepared to take care of themselves, their neighbors, and their community for at least 3 days, and preferably 5-7. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a national program to train citizens to help fill the gap between a disaster or emergency, and the arrival of professional services. Sign up at www.readymarin.org/CERT  for upcoming classes.

Preparedness Resources

There are many resources available to assist you in preparing for a disaster.

  • ReadyMarin.org:  guidance, classes, CERT training, and resources on emergency preparedness for citizens.
  • Ross Valley Fire Department: comprehensive information on how to prepare for and handle certain events
  • Fairfax flood siren FAQ what to do when you hear the siren.
  • Fairfax Creek Cam: 24/7 live feed of the creek under Town Hall.
  • Free sand and sand bags for residents: in the Pavilion parking lot prior to storms.
  • Emergency Alerts: comprehensive information about various tools, with links to sign up.
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Pedestrian trails
  • FIRESafe MARIN: A local non-profit organization dedicated to reducing wildland fires. A good resource for finding Marin-specific conditions and recommendations.
  • Report a Fire Hazard Online: The Ross Valley Fire Department provides neighborhoods with a convenient way to report potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Ready for Wildfire: An excellent website created by CalFire. The website includes online guides and checklists to help you prepare your property, emergency supplies and family in the event of a wildland fire.
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