NRG Coordinator Update as of 9/14/19:
Dear NRG Friends,
Please share this note with your members.
I am stepping down from the NRG Coordinator role for personal reasons. I have enjoyed meeting and working with everyone in this amazing community this past year. It has been a privilege working with each of you. As my time permits, I will stay active with the NRG and disaster preparedness community.
During this transition period, Lee and John Howard will help with the existing NRGs with any questions and trainings. I will continue to work with the build out of the 7 NRGs in Greenbrae Hills until further notice.
Please direct emails to email@example.com. One of the 3 of us will respond.
Thanks again for welcoming me to the NRG community.
In collaboration and in community,
NRG Calendar and Newsletter:
Please remember to check the NRG calendar for training and educational events and the Newsletter for timely information.
From September 2019 onward, Block Captain, Incident Command and Radio Trainings will be coordinated through Lee and John Howards.Please check the NRG calendar first , then contact Lee and John at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Fall Updates 2019:
The last First Aid For Disaster Response (FADR) Training Class for 2019: October 12, 2019: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 students. Great for refreshers if you've taken it before. Great place to start with first aid skills tailored to a major shelter-in-place disaster. These skills could help you save a loved one or a neighbor's life while waiting for professional responders to arrive. Please consider taking this hands-on, learn by practice class.
**6/28/2019: Please see the attached 4 Flyers below.
1. NRGs, we now prepare for PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (extended power outages) as a 3rd possible NRG event.
Why prepare for a power outage? If PG&E turns off the power to prevent possible power line fires, it will take PG&E 3-5 days minimum to re-energize the lines because manual inspection of all lines will be required.
Large areas, potentially not in direct wildfire risk zones may be affected. Residents should prepare for 3-5 days without power.
NRGs: Steering committees need to plan policies, train block captains of additional duties and educate neighbors relying on power for life-sustaining, medical needs to prepare.
Block Captains should 1) educate neighbors in their cluster to prepare for possible PG&E planned power outages. 2) Block captains should check in on any residents who rely on power for medical equipment or refrigeration for medical supplies. 3) report to their NRG steering committee that check ins are completed.
Residents should sign up for PG&E outage alerts. Residents reliant on power for medical reasons should prepare now for alternative back up power systems for 3-5 days or make plans to stay somewhere else with power, etc.
2. Sign up for PG&E Outage Alerts. See link below to sign up for 3 Alerts: Alertmarin, Nixle and PG&E planned power outages.
3. Updated Evacuation Strategies:
Central Marin Fire Department and Kentfield Fire Protection District advise us: Evacuate off of hillsides as early as possible in a vehicle in the event of a wildfire evacuation warning or evacuation alert. Drive to the valley floor, preferably a parking lot or wide open park, or to a designated "Community Refuge Area" where it is safest from fast-moving fires. Authorities will direct traffic to and through Highway 101 away from fire threat.
Steering committees and block captains can ask the Central Marin NRG Program Coordinator for updated block captain training manual and updated resident manual checklists and appendices, sorted by single page pdfs. Files are saved by date, so you can sort through which files you want to download and either print or electronically share with residents.
We ask that block captains update their residents with new resident information materials before each Daylight Savings Shelter-in-Place Drill.