Training and education to keep you and
your family safe, warm, and fed in the event of a disaster



Help Your Children Prepare With Games and Activities

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Your Pets Count on You to Prepare for an Emergency

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CERT Graduates

Train. Drill. Repeat. Ways to Stay Involved

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Why Prepare? Life can change in an instant.


  • We live in an area at risk for earthquakes, wildfire, floods, and more
  • You may be given 10 minutes notice to evacuate your home
  • First responders may not be able to help your community for days
  • Knowing your neighbors and organizing a group may save your life
  • Have a family evacuation plan and designated meeting places
  • Know when and how to turn off your gas and water


Latest News

  • Annual CERT Disaster Exercise a Success!

Annual CERT Disaster Exercise a Success!

  • Posted on May 19 2015

On Saturday afternoon, May 2, anyone driving through the Dominican neighborhood in San Rafael would wonder at the sense of urgency observed as teams […]

  • Radio Basics Part 1: Protocol

Radio Basics Part 1: Protocol

  • Posted on February 15 2015

What to Do When All Communications Are Down
After a disaster, communication will be of the utmost importance. As CERTs, we have to plan for […]

  • CERTs Set Up Incident Command Post

CERTs Set Up Incident Command Post

  • Posted on January 26 2015

During disasters, CERT-trained volunteers will play an important role in the overall response. In many cases, local CERTs will be the first available help […]

FEMA logoThis project is supported by US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY2011 Homeland Security Grant #97-067 awarded by the State of California Office of Homeland Security (Cal OES). The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of DHS.
“At first we didn’t know each other; at the end we were a united CERT team.”
Carol, Mill Valley
“If a disaster happened in West Marin, this training will be key to how I will respond. ”
Bob, Nicasio
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