Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group

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. 

Find out more about MERRAG and how you can help yourself help MERRAG.


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  • Apr 09 Thu

    Disaster Medical Operations I - CERT Module 3

    Experts agree that over 40 percent of disaster victims in the second and third phases of death could be saved by providing simple medical care. CERT disaster medical operations personnel are traine...

  • May 14 Thu

    Disaster Medical Operations II - CERT Module 4

    When disaster victims are sheltered together for treatment, public health becomes a concern. Measures must be taken, both by individual CERT members and CERT operations, to avoid the spread of dis...

  • Jun 11 Thu

    District Operations Center (DOC) Activation

    Attendees will learn MERRAG activation procedures and how to set up the District Operations Center (DOC).