Resources

Lamorinda CERT offers resources for all members of the Lamorinda community. In an effort to have information kept up to date, printed matter refers to this page for current details. If you find anything that is not current, or a link that is broken, please report it to manager@lamorindacert.org so that it can be fixed right away.

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Cover of LRGWPE This 2022 Edition of the  Lamorinda Residents Guide to Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation was written by the Lafayette Emergency Preparedness Commission with input from the various police departments, fire districts, and CERT in Lamorinda. It is being distributed to every postal address in Lamorinda by a consortium of City of Lafayette, Town of Moraga, City of Orinda, Moraga-Orinda Fire District, Contra County County Fire Protection District and Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

911 – COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL – When you call 9-1-1, this is how your call gets processed and the information that you should be ready to give to the dispatcher. From a Cell Phone, your call may be answered by any of several agencies and then transferred. To call directly into the Fire Dispatch in Lamorinda, call (925) 933-1313. For Police, call (925) 284-5010.

COMMUNITY FIRE SAFETY PRESENTATION – Presentation regarding Fire Safety presented to Lamorinda Village in June 2022.

FIRE HAZARDOUS PLANT LIST– Listing of Fire Hazardous Trees, Bushed, Shrubs, and Grasses that are common in Lamorinda including photos, close-ups, common and scientific names, and reasons for inclusion on the list.

EVACUATION, AGENCY and AFN/SENIOR links – This page includes links to the Lamorinda Resident’s Guide to Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation, a 20 page guide about getting ready for a wildfire with step-by-step instructions and worksheets. Also on the page are links to all of the municipalities, public agencies and programs in our area that are involved in emergency preparedness and response. At the bottom of the page are links for Actions – including registering for the Community Warning System, getting reviews for the best weather radios for your situation, trail maps, power supplies, and finding your evacuation zone, and more.

FIREWISE USA – The national Firewise USA® recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. Any community that meets a set of voluntary criteria on an annual basis and retains an “In Good Standing Status” may identify itself as being a Firewise® Site.

FIREWISE INTEREST FORM – LAFAYETTE – As a Lafayette resident , if you are interested in joining with your neighbors to create a Firewise community, fill out this form and a team member will contact you.

FIREWISE INTEREST – MORAGA, ORINDA, CANYON – As a Moraga, Orinda, or Canyon resident , if you are interested in joining with your neighbors in a Firewise community, contact the Fire Prevention Division of MOFD at info@mofd.org or 925-258-4520.

EVACUATION ZONES – Zonehaven evacuation zone tool. Find your zone and find the current status of any evacuation orders or repopulation orders.

CURRENT LOCAL WILDFIRE STATUS – Zonehaven AWARE page. Enter your address to find your zone and the current status of any fire.

CURRENT WILDFIRE CAMERAS – Alert Wildfire cameras. Realtime views from the many cameras mounted to monitor wildfires throughout the Western US.

CURRENT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE STATUS – California Fire Safe Council page with links to current conditions.

COMMUNITY WOOD CHIPPER PROGRAMS   Moraga and Orinda 
COMMUNITY WOOD CHIPPER PROGRAMS   Lafayette is currently developing a chipper program.

SHELTER IN PLACE – CDC information about Sheltering in Place.

BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION – Discussion about Active vs. Passive fire protection and some of the products that can make your home more fire resistive.

WILDFIRE HOME RETROFIT GUIDE – A guide produced by the Living with Wildfire Program at University of Nevada, Reno.

GENERATORS – A downloadable white sheet about determining if a generator is right for you. If you want a generator, this paper will show you how to determine the best fuel, the size of generator needed, etc.

BUG OUT BAGS – A downloadable paper describing why you need a Bug-Out Bag, when you use it, and what goes into it.

COVID-19 RESOURCES – A page of information and links about COVID-19

UPS INFORMATION – Information about Uninterruptable Power Supplies – prices and models from 2019

CELL PHONE – DO NOT DISTURB – Instructions for setting your cell phone to allow emergency calls to come through when your cell phone is set to Do Not Disturb.

SAFE and WELL Program – Red Cross has discontinued this program until further notice. If you are looking for a relative, call 1-800-Red-Cross. Give them the name of the person you are searching for and your name and contact information. They will endeavor to connect you.

DISASTER LEGAL SERVICES – The Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative provides free legal help for survivors of California disasters.