Free Smoke Alarm Installation Mar 17

Over 40 residents have signed up to have free 10-year smoke alarms installed by the Red Cross this Saturday, March 17. If you’ve signed up, be prepared to have someone at your home between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Red Cross volunteers will try to contact you before coming... Read more

Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness

Assemblymember Marc Levine and FIRESafe MARIN invite you to hear what state, county, and local governments are doing to prepare for wildfires and how we plan to improve fire safety in Marin. The event will take place at the College of Marin’s Fusselman Hall on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00... Read more

Second Chance for Free Smoke Alarms

Once again, the Floating Homes Association is partnering with The American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms. ARC volunteers will conduct the installations on March 17. If you missed the previous installation, this is your chance to get FREE Kidde 10-year (sealed battery) smoke alarms installed in your home.... Read more

Sausalito Fires Hit Close to Home

Just when our skies were clearing up! Yesterday’s outbreak of brush fires struck close to home, and fair to say we’re all a bit on edge—hyper-vigilant—attuned. The following is reposted from the Tuesday October 17 6:15 p.m. special edition of Sausalito Currents. Many thanks for an excellent and detailed report, as... Read more

Free Smoke Alarms Installed in 53 Homes

Fifty-three floating homes in our community are now protected with 10-year smoke detectors. These state-of-the-art alarms were provided and installed free by the Bay Area Chapter of the Red Cross. Volunteers from the Red Cross and from our community gathered as early as 7 a.m. on August 19 to begin... Read more

Help Needed Installing Smoke Alarms

Eighty floating home households have signed up for free installations of smoke detectors on August 19, and the American Red Cross needs help from the community to meet the demand. Volunteers are needed to serve as installers, educators, or helpers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday. All are... Read more

Free Smoke Alarms

The Floating Homes Association is partnering with the American Red Cross to install FREE Kidde 10-year (sealed battery) smoke alarms. You may have seen previous announcements geared to an August 19 installment date. That date is now filled, but there will be other opportunities. If you’re interested in taking advantage... Read more

Emergency Preparedness Works!

West Pier’s Court Mast was driving up 101 recently when he saw a disabled car sideways in the right lane near the San Pedro Rd. exit—a very dangerous situation. In his cell phone, Court had stored an emergency number, which he promptly dialed. His call was patched through to the... Read more

Fire Hose Training for All

The latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training began Saturday, April 1. Part II—including drills on Kappas East and West Piers—will take place this Saturday afternoon, April 8. Emergency Preparedness Chair Flo Hoylman invites everyone who wants to learn about using fire hoses to come to East Pier at 1:15 p.m. Read more

Alert Marin Keeps You Informed in an Emergency

In January 2013, Marin County launched an improved version of the Alert Marin Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). Local emergency officials use TENS to deliver incident-specific information or potentially life-saving instructions to the geographic areas that are affected. Emergency situations that may trigger a TENS message include: Flooding, wildfires, and subsequent evacuations Public safety incidents... Read more