Archive for the ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Category

Disaster Safety & Helpful Articles

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The weather is cooling down, and a lot of areas are going to be experiencing a dry season during fall and winter. That makes fire risks even higher. Here are some helpful articles:

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

Fire Safety for Kids: Sparky the Fire Dog

Open Campfire Safety Rules

How to Prepare for a Wildfire

Survive the Unthinkable if Wildfire Threatens Your Home

Home Fire Safety for Older Adults
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Fireplace and Chimney Problems, Tips & Prevention

Burn Prevention and Fire Safety Tips

Burns: First Aid for Pets

Security Update

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Click on the following link to download the latest update regarding Mount Hermon Community security efforts.

security update

Felton Fire Protection Announces Spring Chipping Day

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

In cooperation with the Mount Hermon Community, the Felton Fire Protection District will be bringing the chipper to chip brush on Monday, May 18th.  You may pile up brush the week of May 11th to May 17th. No earlier, No later.

This valued effort is staffed by personnel of the Fire District in an attempt to encourage residents to create defensible space around their properties and to properly dispose of  wood waste materials.

You may pile brush in the following locations ONLY:

1. End of Conference Drive

2. End of Buckeye

3. Lilac and Canyon

  • No Poison Oak
  • Please stack brush in one direction with butt end toward the roadway so it can be loaded into the chipper.
  • Please do not start putting brush there before May 11th
  • Please do not place any brush there after May 17th
  • Brush will be chipped on or after Monday, May 18th.

It is important to note that this is a function of Felton Fire District and not Mount Hermon Association.  Contact the District with any questions  or concerns you may have.

Santa Cruz Emergency Preparedness Fair – April18

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Saturday April 18 10:00 -3:00 at the Latter Day Saints Building , 220 Elk St. Santa Cruz.  To download the flyer, click here:emerprepfair

Who Do I Call in Case of Emergency?

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Depending upon the type of emergency, a number of resources are available to the Community in time of need.  Obviously, in the case of Fire, Medical or Criminal activity, CALL 911.

However, trees fall across roads, water mains break and those are the things that Mount Hermon Association wants to respond to with efficiency.  Telephone the main number for Mount Hermon (831)335-4466.  During normal business hours, the telephone is staffed and the maintenance crew is instantly available by radio.  During off-hours, the main number is automated to immediately send a pager message to on-call personnel.  Don’t hang up!  Follow the automated instructions and leave a detailed message including a call back telephone number.  Stay off your telephone so you can receive the call back.  Leaving multiple messages ties up your phone.

The Mount Hermon Community wants to be of assistance with other types of emergencies.  Our volunteers can become over-worked with dead batteries, leaky pipes and ordinary maintenance chores that should be handled by paid professionals.  These are not emergencies.  If you do have an emergency, telephone one of us in the Community.  Neighbors help neighbors.


Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Facilities Services Manager, Mark Lilley has been around Mount Hermon for nearly 40 years and he knows his stuff. We are indeed fortunate to have this life-long resident accept the challenge to formulate a comprehensive emergency response for the Community. Assuredly, he will need the help and inspiration of many as the plan begins to take shape.

Emergency Response Questions & Answers

Q. Where can I learn more about local fire hazards and what to do?
A. Current fire conditions can be monitored at

Q. What are the recommended things I can do to protect my home?
A. Recommendations for homeowners for fire protection are contained in a pamphlet called Living with Fire in Santa Cruz County. The Pamphlet can be downloaded from the Home Page of our web site.

Q. How will we be notified of an emergency in the general area?
A. The County intends to utilize a “Reverse 911” telephone call to hard line telephone numbers in the effected areas. Cell phones will not be called.

Q. Where can we get more detailed information?
A. Local radio and TV outlets will presumably also provide additional information. In addition, to obtain information on location and nature of a Santa Cruz County emergency response, go to:

Q. What if I am not indoors when a emergency occurs?
A. The “Felton Noon Whistle” will sound to alert the population about a general emergency in the area.

Q. Who is the Community emergency response coordinator?
A.  Mark Lilley has agreed to serve. If you would like to share in this effort, his e-mail address is