Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thursday CERT meeting features talk by Richmond Emergency Services Manager

   POINT RICHMOND - The Thursday evening meeting of Point Richmond CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will feature a talk by Genevieve Pastor-Cohen, the City of Richmond's Emergency Services Manager.
     Pastor-Cohen was involved in the city's response in helping with the devastating fires in Santa Rosa. She will be speaking about overall disaster responses, the need and challenges faced by volunteers, the need for CERT training and how the Santa Rosa fire victims were helped.
     She and CERT members will also likely be discussing what local measures need to be taken to avoid wildfires in the areas in and around Richmond.
     The meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Point Richmond Community Center on Washington Avenue.
     The meeting is open to the public. But because of the limited seating CERT officials ask that people who want to attend RSVP via this website: CERT MEETING.

Santa Rosa house fully engulfed in flames  (Photo by Associated Press)