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The Thousand Oaks Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is a well-organized group of trained, local citizen volunteers. Members volunteer their time and energy in being prepared to assist local government and public safety agencies in serving the Conejo Valley and Ventura County of Southern California.

DART receives funding from the City of Thousand Oaks and is administered by the Thousand Oaks Police Department. DART is called upon by the Police, Sheriff, and Fire Departments to assist in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Learn more by looking at our Volunteer page!

Wildwood Trail Run

 

Sometimes waking up at 0400 isn’t all that miserable. We couldn’t complain as we were gifted to a beautiful Saturday sunrise in the majestic hills of Wildwood.

The rest, was short lived, as the race began and we were soon greeted with trail runners from all over the city.

Luckily we had few accidents other than the occasional pulled muscle or twisted ankle. 6 hours of hard work later, we packed up both medical stations, and were home by noon.

Thank you CRPD for inviting us and well see you next year!

Thousand Oaks Public Safety Day

Thanks to the office of Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin, the City of Thousand Oaks and DART prepares the public for the inevitable.

Three of our newest DART members deployed to City hall for this wonderful event and educated the public on disaster preparedness and basic household knowledge that is often overlooked such as how to turn off the gas, electricity and water to home.

Demonstrations of how to create your own ‘go bag’ were held as well as literature distributed about what you can do to be a step ahead when things go wrong!

Heat Advisory Ventura, CA

Ventura County Mountains-
Including the cities of Cuyama, San Marcos Pass,
San Rafael Wilderness Area, Dick Smith Wilderness Area,
Lockwood Valley, and Mount Pinos
839 PM PDT Thu Jun 22 2017…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SUNDAY…

* TEMPERATURES…100-105 degrees. Across the elevated foothills
and mountains, night-time temperatures in the 70s will be
likely.

* IMPACTS…The very high temperatures could create a dangerous
situation in which heat related illnesses are possible.
Temperatures inside vehicles, even if the windows are
partially open, can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.
The extended heat wave will also bring elevated fire danger
through the weekend.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Never, ever, leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles, even for
a short period of time.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/weather/severe-weather-alerts/?superRegionName=CA&regionName=Ventura&alertType=Heat+Advisory#ixzz4koXyfHVu

Things to do to prepare for El Nino

This is an amazing article from the LA Times on what homeowners can do to prepare for the forcasted El Nino rainy season.

If El Nino rainfall predictions are correct, this fall and winter could be the answer to drought-relief prayers. As with everything in life, however, be careful what you wish for. While there is a chance precipitation will be only moderate, there is also the possibility of powerful, drenching rainstorms that can quickly create trouble on many fronts. It’s time to get your head in the game. Preparing your house, your yard, your car and your insurance — now — can be the best hedge against an unpredictable season. Here are 28 tasks to consider to better position yourself against whatever challenges El Niño throws your way.

Read the entire article > HERE <

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