Emergency/Disaster Prep meeting for Clayton residents

Clayton residents can learn how to keep families and neighborhoods safe when a disaster or emergency strikes at a special meeting on March 18 at Hoyer Hall.

The presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road., followed by time for audience questions.

Residents can help form a community-wide emergency network to ensure everyone is ready to respond in the event of a fire, earthquake or other emergency. There will also be information on how to reinvigorate the Clayton Neighborhood Watch Program.

Presenters include:

Clayton Police Chief Elise Warren and Police Sgt. Tim Marchut, Clayton Neighborhood Watch and on how public safety agencies work together.

CalFire Assistant Chief Mike Marcucci, what happens in an emergency, the greatest areas of fire risk in the community, and the pluses and minuses of a planned evacuation drill.

Fire prevention technician Kathy Woofter, wildland fire safety and defensible space as it pertains to Clayton.

Assistant Chief Terrance Carey of Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s EMS Division, CCCFPD operations in Clayton.

Emergency planning coordinator Meredith Gerhardt of the county Office of the Sheriff, general emergency preparedness.

Senior emergency planning coordinator Livia Pop of the Sheriff’s Office, the Emergency Alert System, including how the alert system works, the types of alerts, how you should respond to them and instructions on how to register for them.

Fire season meeting for MTR/MCR May 4

Residents in the high-risk wildfire areas of Morgan Territory and Marsh Creek can attend a critical fire season preparation meeting 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4 at Sunshine Station on Marsh Creek Rd.

Representatives from CalFire, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, county Office of Emergency Services, Fire Safe Council and PG&E will be on hand. Topics will include code compliance, evacuation plans, communication channels including social media, mail and phone trees. There will be time for questions.
Watch for a mailing in mid-April.

The Pioneer