Free 'Get Ready' Community Preparedness Course

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We continue to see natural disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy, impact our world. If a major disaster were to strike the North Bay, first responders would be heavily committed to rescue and relief efforts. Are you prepared to survive without help for a period of time? Is your family prepared? 

In Novato, we face a multitude of hazards including earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, and landslides. To address these public safety risks, a simple and free two-hour emergency preparedness program is being offered to all households in the county through the Get Ready Emergency Disaster Preparedness Program, a collaborative effort between Marin County communities and jurisdictions with a goal to prepare households with the skills and information to survive and cope with a disaster for five to seven days.

Advanced registration is required. Scheduled classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.

Call (415) 897-4361 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday throught Thursday for registration. The course is free. 

THE GOAL: Get Ready is a collaborative effort between all the communities and jurisdictions within Marin County with a goal to prepare households with the necessary skills and information to survive and cope with a disaster for five to seven days. 


Prepared citizens means reduced injuries and illnesses due to a disaster 

A reduction to the over-burdened emergency first responders 

A reduction to the over-burdened hospitals and urgent care centers 

A reduction in the financial burden the city will bear due to disaster 

A stronger community: people helping each other 

Gain the necessary information to protect your family during a disaster 


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