Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Approx Attendees: 40+
Party Type: Potluck / Outdoor, Front Yard
CERT Area: 4
ZONEHAVEN ZONE: ECK-E009
Neighborhood Preparedness Initiatives:
- A list is managed and kept with resident names and contact information by a neighbor. Community members add and update their contact information annually.
- The WECOM GMRS emergency radio team meets every Tuesday at 7 PM to practice communication skills especially focusing on emergency communications if power is out or if we are trapped by fallen trees and power lines.
- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAM is forming for those who have interest or experience in first aid training, or medical training, or skills or medical supplies.
- FUEL REDUCTION TEAM: Work will include cutting and pulling invasive weeds, carrying out branches, and more. Work parties with some food and festivities while making homes more fire safe are being planned. Also a chance to learn about native plants and birds and ecology. Meetings will begin in late June or early July.
- COMMITTEE FOR RESEARCHING UNDERGROUNDING AND LOBBYING PGE TO CUT TREES AND REPLACE POLES
- FIRE INSURANCE RESEARCH COMMITTEE TO CLARIFY WHO IS GETTING CANCELLED, HOW TO AVOID CANCELLATION & ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
- MONITORING THE PUBLIC ACCESS FIRE MONITORING CAMERAS
Kensington Fire Protection District Presentation:
- Kensington Wildfire Preparedness Workbook Distributed
- CWS Registration
- CWS Contact Card Downloaded to Mobile Devices
- Nixle Notification Subscription
- Kensington Fire Protection District Red Flag Email Notification Subscription
Topics and Concerns Discussed:
- Red Flag Warning & Parking Changes
- Vegetation Removal
- Home Hardening
- Evacuation Preparedness
- Undergrounding PG&E Lines
- Home Insurance Cancellations