MERRAG! (pronounced Mirage) is a network of trained volunteers who work and live in the Montecito area. Members are prepared to respond to a community disaster during the critical first 72 hours following an event. Since 1987, the mutual “self-help” organization has been serving Montecito’s 9,000 residents with the guidance and support of the Montecito Fire, Water and Sanitary Districts.
MERRAG is often called upon to assist Law enforcement with traffic control, including community events and emergency situations. Attend this session to learn basic traffic control techniques and sa...
In this unit you will learn:
How to create a Defensible Home (READY!)
How to prepare your family for evacuations (SET!)
Information on what to put in your Go Early Checklist (GO!)
Learn what is expected of MERRAG volunteers during Red Flag/Fire Weather activation
Learn about radio and battery maintenance. Radio terminology, and practice communications during this session.
Learn the basics of operating the MERRAG Communications Van.
In this unit you will learn about:ï Fire Chemistry: How fire occurs, classes of fire, and choosing the correct means to extinguish each type of fire.