Radio Basics for Block Captains

Brian Cooley, a HAM radio operator who lives in Central Marin, guides us through the basics of using a handheld two way radio, also known as walkie-talkie, for emergency communications after a large-scale emergency, such as an earthquake. Block Captains will be surveying their neighbors to make sure everyone is safe and uninjured. They will … Read more

Getting Out Alive: Tam Valley Community Forum on Evacuation

“Thanks to the many Tam Valley neighbors who attended this Evacuation Forum with Fire Chief Tubbs, Deputy Fire Chief Welch, Division Chief Hilliard, Inspector Nau and Sheriff’s Sergeant Dobbins for an informative presentation and response to questions concerning the practical aspects of evacuation during a Tamalpais Valley wildfire.

“Meet your Block Captains Exercise, May 24th!” – Social Distance Style!

The newly formed Alto Sutton Neighborhood Response Group (NRG), a pilot program of the City of Mill Valley, was a hub of activity over the Memorial Day Weekend for local Dorset Lane Block Captains (BCs) Alicia Contreras, Bob Hemstock, Chris Hubbard and Cynthia Witwicki.  To prepare for the exercise, BC Cynthia held a training session … Read more

Mill Valley Participates in First Neighborhood Response Drill

Seeing residents walking in their neighborhood on a Sunday morning is not an unusual sight. However, on this particular morning in early March, these residents were wearing red vests and talking on hand held radios (walkie-talkies).  Block Captains on Cornelia Ave., Tamalpais Ave. and Dorset Lane participated in Mill Valley’s first Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Spring … Read more

Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Updates CERT Trailer in Mill Valley

David Gilmore, CERT member since 2017 and Life Scout with Mill Valley’s Troop 1 , is making great headway on his Eagle Scout Project of converting the Mill Valley CERT Trailer from a storage container into a fully functional Mobile Incident Command Station.  David started planning his project shortly after the Sonoma Co. fires in … Read more

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