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Sausalito Village Emergency Preparedness Program


In May 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the Sausalito Village Emergency Preparedness Program Committee forged forward with the planned unveiling of the newest service for Village Members, the Emergency Preparedness Program. 

Thanks to the availability of Geomapping, the membership of Sausalito Village has been divided into 10 neighborhoods, and 2-4 volunteer Co-Captains have been designated to each area.  The Co-Captains assist over 200 members in preparing for all types of emergencies, power outages and evacuations. 

The Co-Captains interview every member to help determine the members' emergency readiness and vulnerability during an emergency.  Most neighborhood groups have also met on Zoom to discuss their preparations and evacuation plans for their area.

The Committee offers regular trainings ranging from how to assemble a Go-Bag to putting together a list of ten items you would take with 10 minutes to evacuate.  Members have found that talking through these preparations helps to lessen the fear about fire, earthquake and outages. 

Annually the Village works with the Floating Homes Association to provide an opportunity for Members to get their fire extinguishers checked and/or refilled and also an opportunity to purchase Go Bags.

For many of our members who do not have family in the area, it is heartening to know they have the Village on their side helping them to prepared for times of emergencies.