Disaster Planning for Pets

Leaving pets out of evacuation plans can put pets, pet owners, and first responders in danger, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even if you try to create a safe place for them, pets left behind during a disaster are likely to be injured, lost, or worse. Be...

Get Your Docs Together

Thousands of people who have lost homes in the California wildfires discovered too late that their insurance coverage had not kept up with the rising cost of lumber, labor and other rebuilding materials. Talk to your insurer to make sure you have enough coverage, but for a quick reality check,...

Tech Tools for Disaster Planning

On July 18, the Sunday Chronicle published a Survival Guide Supplement chock full of helpful tips. Here are some excerpts from one article: “Tech tools can help prepare you for disaster.” There are some free apps for your phone, numbers to text, systems to register for and technology to buy...

Evacuation Tags Now Available

The Sausalito Police Department and other Marin County law enforcement agencies are now distributing free evacuation tags to be used during evacuation emergencies, such as a fast–moving wildfire. When evacuating their homes, residents are asked to display these tags in a highly visible location, such as their front door, mailbox,...

More Fire Safety Tips

On Saturday, June 26, A Dock residents met with Captain Jesse Rudnick and his team to conduct a fire safety inspection. Prior to walking the dock, residents were told never to attempt to turn on or off the primary water main (which for A Dock is located adjacent to Issaquah)...

Board Meeting Notes – May 2021

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE MAY 11 FHA BOARD MEETING: Larry Clinton reported that magician Jay Alexander, a resident of West Pier, will be the MC for the June 9 Virtual Gala and Tour. The Mirene tugboat on South 40 has been...

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...

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...