Marin County launched a program on
September 29, 2007, called "Get Ready Marin!" to train
all residents throughout the county how to prepare for,
survive through, and recover from any type of disaster.
The free 2-hour disaster preparedness classes are being
held in various locations and times throughout Marin to
make it convenient for residents to sign up.
County is especially susceptible to numerous hazardous
conditions due to its seismic activity, topographic
layout, high winds, narrow access roads, and close
proximity of buildings, homes, and vegetation. In
the event of a major disaster, such as an earthquake,
emergency personnel will be overwhelmed and unable to
provide assistance to everyone needing it. The
majority of our police and fire personnel do not live
within the county, and travel will be very difficult for
"This program is crucial for residents' ability to
help care for themselves in the event of an earthquake,
flood, fire, or other major disaster. Our goal is
to train and prepare 100% of Marin households," said Bob
Fox, Director of Emergency Services for Corte Madera,
who is leading the comprehensive program for Marin
We have witnessed the devastation of disasters right
here in the Bay Area, such as the Oakland firestorm,
where flames jumped from house to house every seven
seconds. We have experienced massive flooding and
destruction in San Anselmo, and we continue to watch
major deadly tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina.
The citizens of Marin must prepare themselves.
For more information, please go to
www.getreadymarin.org or call 485-3131. All
town schedules and web sites are accessible from this
main Get Ready Marin! website.
Get Ready Marin!
classes at the Bolinas Fire Station:
Call 868-1566 for
information and to sign
What you need to know:
Classes are free
There is a 30
student maximum per class
Classes last 2
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