The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. The CERT Program is a dynamic community of volunteers who want to help their neighbors!

Tip of the Month...

Actions to take during COVID-19 outbreak:

    *Wash hands with soap & water, often.

    *Use RELIABLE sources of information before making any decisions for you and your family.

    *Stay hydrated (drink water) - it is good for your body, your skin, and to lower stress.

    *Avoid large gatherings (concerts, conventions, etc.)

    *Take steps to reduce stress - since stress weakens your immune system. 

    *Wipe down solid surfaces (remote controls, light switches, cell phones, keyboards, door knobs, hand rails, desks, toilet seats, etc.) with wet wipes or paper towel sprayed with anti-germ spray.

Sandra Firpo

Community Outreach/CERT

1900 O'Farrell Street, Suite 375
San Mateo, CA 94403


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1040 E. Hillsdale Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404

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