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Flaring at Chevron in Richmond

Last updated: 10 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014

The flaring has currently stopped at Chevron in Richmond but there may be intermittent flaring this evening. Flaring is a controlled burn off of gas. Our Hazardous Materials staff assessed the situation and determined a shelter-in-place was not needed.

Disaster / Medical Surge

Communications Testing Schedules

440 MHz Radio

Normally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at:

  • 11:00 a.m. Community Clinics Net on RMC/CLNC2
  • 11:10 a.m. Skilled Nursing Facility Net on MH2
  • 11:30 a.m. Health Services Net on HSD ADMIN
  • 11:50 a.m. Hospital Command Net on HOSPITAL NET

October 23, 2013
November 27, 2013
December 26* Moved from December 25, 2013
January 22, 2014
February 26, 2014
March 26, 2014
April 23, 2014
May 28, 2014
June 25, 2014
July 23, 2014
August 27, 2014
September 24, 2014
October 22, 2014
November 26, 2014
December 23* moved from December 24, 2014

Bay Area Hospital Net (RACES Ham Radio)

Normally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon


Hospitals are polled at 4:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily

Satellite Telephones

Testing may be done on your own by calling any cellular or land line, or by calling EMS at 925-646-4690 and requesting a return call to your satellite telephone. As of Mar 2013, there intermittent gaps in satellite coverage where satellite telephone communications would not be possible for periods of time. Efforts are currently underway to eliminate these gaps by Summer 2013. Use this link to see when optimal communication times are present.