Community Emergency Response Team

Central County Fire Department is dedicated to keeping our communities prepared and resilient by providing information that will allow them to serve not only themselves but their neighborhood and beyond. 

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CERT Volunteers Needed 
for Upcoming Exercises
CERT Volunteer Opportunities
Monday, November 18th in Menlo Park.  

There are two sessions, morning and afternoon, volunteers can work one or both as fits their schedule (Breakfast and lunch will be provided). 

8:15 am
Check in for volunteers working morning session or all day
8:45 am - 10:00 am
Moulage for "injured" passengers, Caltrain safety briefing, Participant briefing and train boarding 
10:15 am - 11:30 am
11:45 am
Check-in for volunteers working afternoon only
12:00 noon
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon EXERCISE

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact: 
Mona Vasiloiu San Mateo County OES Coordinator 
at as soon as possible.
Full details will be provided upon  registration.
This exercise is important on many levels, it is not only a Federal requirement for Caltrain, but it gives Caltrain, Fire/Rescue & Law Enforcement valuable training. Caltrain carries over 65,000 passengers each week. 
2019 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise 

The County has chosen to use the 2019 Statewide Medical  and Health Exercise as an opportunity to practice shelter  setup and operations in response to a catastrophic flood  scenario.

CERT members can sign up for the full day, or for one  shift. 
Shifts are as follows:
* Shift 1: Full Day Participation, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
* Shift 2: Shelter Setup, 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
* Shift 3: Shelter Operations and Hotwash, 9:15 AM - 2:00  PM
* Shift 4: Hotwash and Demobilization, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Shelter Setup: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Shelter Operations: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hotwash: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Shelter Demobilization: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Exercise schedules at various sites are  subject to change at each agency's discretion

County of San Mateo
Emergency Medical Services
Office of Emergency Services

Comments or Questions? Contact Ashley Slight at 

Please register for the exercise ASAP here:
GET READY - Disaster Preparedness Training
Saturday, November 16, 2019 -  12:00pm - 2:00pm
City of Millbrae - City Hall Council Chambers
621 Magnolia Ave., in Millbrae, 94030

Click  here  to register

The GET READY course satisfies the requirement of the first session of CERT training.
Register Here
GET READY - Disaster Preparedness Training
Saturday, December 7, 2019 -  9:00am - 11:30am
Town of Hillsborough - Town Hall Council Chambers
1600 Floribunda Ave., in Hillsborough, 94010 Register Here

Click  here  to register

The GET READY course satisfies the requirement of the first session of CERT training.
As always, stay involved and stay connected. The Burlingame Neighborhood Network, H illsborough Neighborhood Network and Millbrae CERT have excellent ways of getting to know your neighbors and what each of you can do to make your neighborhood
a better and safer place. 

For Burlingame Neighborhood Network go to BNN 

For Burlingame CERT go to Burlingame CERT 

For Hillsborough Neighborhood Network go to HNN

For Millbrae CERT go to Millbrae CERT

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