Safety Tip: Move Your Emergency Kit

Here’s the third tip of Emergency Preparedness Month from our own Flo Hoylman: Your emergency kit should be easy to grab. You can’t know where you’ll be when an earthquake strikes, and may be in a panic trying to keep yourself and your family safe. Your bag should be near... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Sept 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING: A new resident of from Liberty Dock, Jim Rettew, joined the Open Forum portion of the meeting to observe, and wound... Read more

Add a Flashlight to Your Nightstand

Since this is Emergency Preparedness Month, each week we’re sharing safety tips provided by Emergency Preparedness Chair Flo Hoylman: Expect the power to be out during a major emergency. That fun flashlight function on your phone? It’s not going to last long without power to plug it in. Plus, your... Read more

Sept is Emergency Preparedness Month

Flo Hoylman reports that this is Emergency Preparedness Month, and passes along a website, Ready.gov, that offers a week-by-week plan for increasing your level of safety during a power shutoff or disaster. The first week concentrates on the little-discussed concept of preparing financially for an extended emergency when access to... Read more

Are You Prepared for a Power Outage?

Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman warns that PG&E may need to cut power transmission to certain areas for as long as five days during fire season to decrease fire risk. She is organizing a communication coordinating committee with at least one person, preferably more, from each dock to help neighbors... Read more

Lots to Learn About Wildfire Evacuation

The Wildfire Evacuation Drill on July 27 turned out to be quite a learning experience. The first thing I learned, from FHA Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman, was that I needed to register and create a profile on Alert Marin to get notices of future evacuations.  Fortunately, Flo had tipped me... Read more

Evacuation Drill July 27

We all should be prepared to evacuate our homes and docks in the event of a local disaster. On Saturday, July 27, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District will conduct a voluntary emergency evacuation drill for Sausalito’s northern neighborhoods, including our community. We can expect to receive multiple notifications of... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – June 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JUNE BOARD MEETING: Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman reported that the new FHA Resilient Neighborhoods team has had two meetings and has 13 members... Read more

Prepare for Long PG&E Outages

It is quite probable that we will experience a 3-5 day power outage to prevent a fire in the future. When conditions of low humidity, wind, and high temperatures are present, PG&E may issue a power outage red flag warning. It could impact a very large area of Marin or... Read more

Evacuation Training Apr 16

What should we do when emergency services tell us to evacuate? Find out in a critical conversation with Southern Marin First Responders on Tuesday, April 16. Representatives of the Marin County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and Southern Marin Fire District will provide tips... Read more