Hello Coastsiders, So on this third Friday of community sheltering in place – a true marathon not a sprint – Coastside CERT is continuing to check in. We hope you are staying informed with official trusted information and the preventative measures you are taking are becoming part of your ‘new normal.’ I’m doing my best […]
ARTICLE. Full Coastside CERT newsletter at bottom of post. Happy New Year! We begin this year with more than a thousand people participating in Coastside CERT, which along the way has become the fastest growing volunteer emergency preparation organization in the region. Continuing growth calls for scaling up our volunteer leadership to stay responsive to […]
ARTICLE. Insights, Infrastructure, and In General topics on Sustainability by Gregg Dieguez (Speech given at the 1/8/2020 Midcoast Community Council Meeting). I speak to you tonight about the lack of sustainability on our mid-coast, and what it means to you: the residents, ratepayers, and taxpayers. You are aware that the Big Wave development, placed on […]
ARTICLE. California hillsides were ablaze last year and it looks like a similar disaster may occur again this season. Eucalyptus trees are common in California and the warmer states of the United States. They are also found in Australia, of which many are native. The blue gum variety were introduced around the 1850s as ornamental […]
NEWSLETTER. Coastside CERT Is Now Sponsored, Funded and ACTIVATED! Email CoastsideCERT@gmail.com to get on the email list. Stay informed. Get prepared.
ANNOUNCEMENT. From the desk of Coastside CERT… Please take a moment to read this important message from Fire Battalion Chief David Cosgrave about changes that will allow Coastside CERT to respond more efficiently to local conditions. Background to the Chief’s message. To become a fully functional emergency preparedness and response program, Coastside CERT needed three […]
PHOTO-ESSAY. 30 years in the making; our first CERT Rodeo. Dave Cosgrave was trained in CERT in 1999. 30 years later we finally are sponsored and look what we can do! Thanks to CERT, and much loved Facebook “We Love HMB” photographer, Greg Edwards for covering the event. Tina Ruddy (Dave’s left) is the franchise […]