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...


Although the year is new, we are still in winter - so let's pay close attention to winter issues. 

  • Properly dispose of, or put away, holiday wrapping, decorations, etc.
  • Ensure that your vehicle has "anti-freeze" in the water container.
  • Be sure that tires and windshield wipers are in good condition.
  • Include extra masks and hand sanitizer in your car emergency kit.

Welcome to 2021!  Here is the January 2021 CERT News.

Other resources:

  • The National CERT Association (NCA) - there is an annual fee for this optional resource: 

  • To log onto Neon (our CERT database), please click on "Member Login" button below.

Sandra Firpo

Emergency Services Specialist

Community Outreach/CERT

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


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