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Emergency Preparedness

Chairperson: Michael Pixton, DTSC

Phone: (510) 540-3742

Meets monthly on 2nd Thursday, 1:00 p.m.

The Emergency Preparedness Team actively promotes planning for all types of emergencies by providing a grant program for emergency drills, organizing a mentor program to provide hands on support, working with Community Outreach to sponsor the annual Shelter-in-Place Drill, and providing training workshops.

  • The Emergency Preparedness Team offers grants up to $2,500 each year to groups and organizations planning emergency drills.
  • In 2017, CAER grants were awarded to the following organizations:
    • CCC Public Health, Wellness & Prevention ($1,400.00)
    • City of Pinole Senior Center ($1,400.00)
    • Martinez CERT ($1,260.00)
    • El Cerrito Fire ($1,500.00)
    • St. Patrick School, Rodeo ($1,500.00)
    • Dover Elementary, San Pablo ($2,500.00)


Click here to read the minutes of the latest team meeting