Our mission is to provide guidance, training and resources to keep you and your family safe during an emergency, whether it requires you to evacuate or shelter in place. You will find information and links to resources, checklists, and training opportunities. Let’s get prepared.
An essential step in building a resilient community is to have a trained and prepared citizen corps ready for what may come. We recommend taking the CERT training to be prepared to help yourself and your neighbors.”
Tom Welch, Mill Valley Fire Chief
Funding and Support
Marin County CERT offers Get Ready classes for free, and charges only $45 for the 18 hour CERT training, to cover costs of materials. Our goal is to make the program accessible to all and we offer a scholarship program for those unable to pay. Our mission is to bring training and skills to as many Marin residents as we can.
Marin County CERT has historically been funded with Federal and County dollars. Currently we have a grant from the County, but we are in need of support to sustain the program. In 2016 Marin County CERT became a fiscally sponsored project of MarinLink, a California non profit corporation exempt from federal tax under section 501 (c) (3 ) of the Internal Revenue Service #20-0879422. This allows our supporters to donate directly to the program.
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Overview of ReadyMarin.org
Plan & Prepare
Learn what supplies you should store at home, work and in your car to take care of yourself and your family for 5-7 days. This includes how much water to store, how to build a kit and a family evacuation plan, and means of communication in an emergency. Check out Plan & Prepare.
Get Ready is a county-sponsored 2-hour training, facilitated by our local Fire Departments and community volunteers, that will provide you with an overview of how to prepare your family and home. Recognizing that helping your children prepare is critical, we have activities and resource links in the ReadyKids section to comfortably bring them into the process.
Additionally, a 1-hour Get Ready 5th Grade course is available to all 5th graders. Don’t forget your pets! ReadyPets has great ideas to keep them safe too. We also have a Ready Business section representing the Marin Business Emergency Readiness Program, designed to help Marin County businesses handle major emergencies and local disasters.
The first people you’ll see after a disaster are your neighbors. Ready Neighborhoods provides you with an outline of how to organize and prepare your neighborhood.
For those of you who wish to step beyond preparing your home and reach out to help your community in an emergency, train to be a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member. This 18-hour national program will teach you skills to organize and help out in your neighborhood and community in the event of a large scale emergency/disaster. If you are a CERT graduate, we provide volunteer opportunities as well as advanced simulation events and training to both maintain, and grow, your skill set.
We have listed great resources and links to help you prepare to whatever level you wish. Got questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section and if we are missing something, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post the answers.
News & Events
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This 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.