Tales from the Front Line The Search for Augusto Monterey County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue June 28, 2021 It was late in the afternoon on April 5 with the sun setting behind the nearby peaks creating dark shadows across the snow and boulder fields. At 7100 feet in elevation Augusto felt comfortable in the high-altitude …

– Preparedness and Hiking – Summer is still here and many of us have enjoyed venturing out this year on to the trails to get exercise, reduce stress and spend time with friends and family. When most people hear the word “preparedness,” they think of planning for disasters or emergency situations. Preparedness applies to many …

Winter Weather Safety A belated Happy New Year to you all! Just weeks ago we rang in 2021. Our winter has been very quiet so far as we Californians do our rain dances and watch the hills. Well, it worked. This coming week we are expecting some significant rain so let’s get ready! An Atmospheric …

Halloween Safety Recommendations Here we are, end of October and Halloween just a few days away. COVID -19 has not disappeared and this leaves many with questions on what to do this year. With careful planning and preparation, Halloween 2020 does not have to be a complete disappointment. The health department is not recommending door …

Coping with Stress during Wildfires The past few days in Monterey County have been incredible. Three fires burning, two caused by lightning storms and one was arson. The River Fire, Carmel Fire and Dolan Fire.  Here in the community, we have grown accustomed to watching, with concern, other counties be affected by the devastation of …

Disasters don’t take a day off, why should I? Many people ask me about Peace of Mind Preparedness and how we can help them become disaster ready. We do so in many ways. We visit families with one-on-one-sessions, give presentations on preparedness to businesses/service organizations and we do special projects/contracts with partnering agencies with the …

June is Pet Preparedness Month When it comes to natural disasters, we are vulnerable here in California. Earthquakes, wildfires and flooding are all possible. Many families take steps to prepare themselves for a disaster and it’s equally important to include your pets in your emergency planning. Here are a few steps to get you started: …