Grab and Go in the Time of Covid

KQED has gathered tips on what should be in your emergency bag during the pandemic, with advice from San Francisco’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign, Cal Fire, the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Items for the pandemic: Face masks or...

Safety Tips from PG&E

With so little rainfall this autumn, fire season will last longer than usual. In response, PG&E is offering planning tips for dealing with power shutoffs and other emergencies.  While some of these tips are specifically for older adults and individuals with independent living needs, others apply to everyone. Each of...

Plug into Backup Batteries

In a November 14 webinar, Martin Herzfeld of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council discussed stand-alone backup battery systems as an alternative to generators. Most of these systems can be charged by household electricity (or grid power) for those who don’t have solar panels. They can power devices and appliances during...

Marin COVID Update

Although Marin is the only Bay Area county not in the state’s most restrictive purple tier risk category, MHHS has tightened local rules for higher-risk indoor activities where the virus can spread more easily. Until further notice, indoor dining at restaurants is banned and businesses are now required to conform...

Fire Extinguisher Tips

The National Safety Council (NSC) website is loaded with tips for preventing, fighting and escaping fires, including the following tips on when and how to use a fire extinguisher: Always put your safety first; if you are not confident in your ability to use a fire extinguisher, get out and call...

More Dock Safety Tips

Fire is an ever-present danger on in our community, and during the recent dock safety webinar, a number of fire prevention and firefighting tips were provided by Marshal Nau, fire inspector with the Mill Valley Fire Department and a member of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District (SMFPD): Clean your...

Dock Safety Tips from the Pros

The dock safety webinar recently presented by officials from the Southern Marin Fire Protection District offered many helpful insights into how to survive a fire in or around the floating homes community. Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman opened the webinar by reporting that 97% of respondents to the recent FHA...