Individuals and communities can work together to improve preparedness and become more resilient to emergencies and disasters. Here in San Rafael, there are a number of citizens’ groups that take an active interest in emergency preparedness. Get involved in your community today, to help build capacity and plan for the unexpected.
Neighborhood Response Groups
Neighborhood response groups, or NRGs, are groups of neighbors that work together to improve their community's disaster preparedness and resiliency. Neighborhood response groups (NRGs) can take many forms, but ultimately exist to help their neighbors prepare for and respond to an emergency. Everyone has something they can contribute. Working together, everyone has a role in keeping San Rafael safe.
Disaster Preparedness and Neighborhood Response Groups in San Rafael
Community Emergency Response Team
The San Rafael Community Emergency Response Team is a city-wide volunteer organization providing leadership, organization, and sharing best practices to recruit, train, connect, and continually engage CERT members within neighborhood groups and in coordination with local first responders. If you live in San Rafael and are looking for more ways to get involved, consider joining CERT!
1 Hour 2 Get Ready
The "1 Hour 2 Get Ready" class focuses on easy things you can do at home and with your family to be more prepared for a emergency or large-scale disaster. If you're intimated about getting prepared for a disaster, you won't want to miss this informational class - easy instructions, conversations, and endless questions from residents you likely have yourself. Join us!
Disaster Preparedness for Faith Based Organizations
Faith based organizations (FBO) play an important role before, during, and after disasters. They serve as trusted messengers, provide a variety of resources to the community, offer spiritual and emotional care, and also function as employers. FBO's should
- Consider how they can help their congregation be more prepared as individuals
- Have emergency plans in place for their facilities
- Determine if and how they can support emergency response and recovery
For more information, consider hosting a training or reviewing the material presented in the pilot training in January 2019 available here: Faith Based Organizations Training