"In major disasters, between 70% to 95% of victims are rescued by neighbors,
not professional responders. Some of your neighbors will need assistance that can be easily
provided by you and others that live in your community."
Los Angeles Emergency Services
NRGs - What We Do
Many choose to tune it out, but we all know that it is only a matter of time before a major earthquake slams the Bay Area. Our community is also particularly susceptible to wildfire, and to a lesser extent to flooding and tsunami. We believe in planning for the worst and are committed to making our communities just as prepared and resilient as humanly possible.
It really is up to us private citizens as Neighborhood Response Groups, or NRGs. In an earthquake, public safety officials will be overwhelmed, and they tell us that we must be prepared to be on our own for five to ten days. The goal of this program is to have every neighborhood in Corte Madera, Larkspur and Greenbrae ready to care for itself for that period of time. Neighborhoods must also be prepared to evacuate in the face of raging wildfire, and again we may well have to do so without help from public safety officials.
Based on the principle of neighbor helping neighbor, each neighborhood makes it own plan, engages its own volunteers, identifies its own resources, and drills its own team. Our NRG volunteers and this website are here to support those efforts.
We intend to be ready for .... when we’re on our own together.
“Preparedness is everyone's job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society -- service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen -- should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.” California Office of Emergency Services