We Need to be Prepared for Wildfire

DBERT focuses much of its attention on earthquakes, but we are also subject to the danger of wildfire. Even when the fire is not in our immediate area, it can have substantial impact on the Dillon Beach community, as we were reminded last fall. 

There be a free Wildfire Preparedness symposium at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday March 11, and you are encouraged to attend. 

Here is the official poster.

IT'S ALL ABOUT TRAINING

Join DBERT on April 28, 2018 at 3 pm and participate in or just observe what we do.  We will be conducting scenarios involving Search and Rescue (SAR) and radio communications training. We will have a role for everyone who wishes to participate. No special training required!

Please report to the Emergency Shed on Tahiti Way at the ocean by 3 pm.    

Also, PLEASE let us know if you will be attending so we can plan roles and responsibilities or observers accordingly.  Email us at dillonbeachert@gmail.com

We will have wine and cheese and other goodies during our critique after the exercise. Even if you don’t think you’ll ever want to operate a radio or do SAR, come and socialize. 

We are all in this together after a disaster strikes!

Lawson's Landing Shines Bright

Lawson's Landing provided free camping space and other help to victims of the recent fires. The star of the operation was Nicki Vogler, a member of the DBERT Managers Team. Fred Allebach of the Sonoma Valley Sun posted a blog describing his experience at The Landing on October 17, 2017. He specifically notes the work of DBERT and its Operations Manager, Ted Melden. Take a look at his blog post here>

Marin IJ: Dillon Beach Part Of Emergency Network

The Dillon Beach Emergency Response Team — DBERT — is an outstanding example of how neighborhoods can come together and organize themselves into a well-equipped and trained emergency response team....

All of us in the West Marin Disaster Council appreciate the professionalism exhibited by DBERT and its volunteer members.
— Anne Sands & Amanda Eichstaedt, Marin IJ Readers’ Forum

County Recognizes the West Marin Disaster Council and Volunteers

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Marin County Board of Supervisors recognizes the West Marin Disaster Council and their partners who will respond when called upon during an emergency and thanks them for their commitment to the safety of all people who might find themselves in West Marin on a day a disaster hits our peaceful and scenic landscape.
— Resolution of the Marin County Board of Supervisors