Community Emergency Response Team

Upcoming Events, News & Updates
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. This e-newsletter is to keep you informed.

Preparedness and resilience start with you!
CCFD - Upcoming Events
Get Ready - Disaster Preparedness Training
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
City of Burlingame Corp. Yard (training classroom)
1361 N. Carolan 
Burlingame, CA 94010
Register  here!

This basic disaster preparedness class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a major disaster. The information provided will allow you to help yourself, rather than needing help, following a disaster. This class counts as the first class in the CERT training series.

This class is free and open to all Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae residents!

Click here to register!

CCFD - News & Updates
News from Central County Fire

Safety Updates from Central County Fire
Presented by Darrick Figg, Fire Prevention Specialist, Central County Fire

CERT Upcoming Events, News & Updates
Burlingame Neighborhood Network / CERT Updates

Burlingame Offers Special Needs Registry

If someone in your home has special needs, you can let the Burlingame Police Department know so that emergency personnel can respond appropriately. Police officers will receive an automatic message about this person's special needs if they are called to your address.
Click on this link   on the City of Burlingame's website to register someone's special needs. Family members and care providers are encouraged to enroll Burlingame residents of any age with any medical, mental health condition or disability including, but not limited to dementia, autism, epilepsy or ambulatory restrictions.

You can attach documents (in PDF format) and photos. There's also an opportunity at the end of the form to provide additional details, including the location of a hidden key in order to minimize the need for emergency personnel to force entry into your residence.
Burlingame residents with questions about the registry can contact the Burlingame Police Department at (650) 777-4100 during business hours.

Special Needs Registry
-Contact:  Jay Kiely,
-To sign up, visit:


Calling all HAMS! 

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) is inviting Ham radio operators who are interested in completing Burlingame's Emergency Communication Plan to attend a meeting on Monday, January 14, at 7:00 PM in the upstairs Conference Room at the main Burlingame Public Library. The plan envisions having seamless Ham radio communication throughout Burlingame, including the Burlingame Hills. The benefit is that, following a disaster, Hams will be able to communicate with one another and with neighborhood leaders throughout the city, and with Hams at the Emergency Operations Center.

BNN would welcome your expertise and thoughts at this meeting, at which we'll identify areas where communication is poor, determine steps that need to be taken to improve communication (such as testing coverage and installing antennas) and decide how to complete the plan. 

Calling all HAMS!
Monday, January 14 - 7:00 PM
Burlingame Main Public Library 
480 Primrose Rd. - Upstairs Conference Room

-Cost: Free. 
-Register: RSVP to Terry Nagel

To indicate your interest and keep informed about news, events and upcoming training opportunities, sign up for BNN's free newsletter here!

Burlingame Neighborhood Network News 

Find all BNN newsletters and events here
...and Burlingame CERT newsletters here.

Millbrae CERT Updates
Marge Colapietro, Volunteer - Millbrae LEND-CERT,
Public Information Officer and LEND Radio Net Coordinator

Our December 2018 newsletter begins with some very special messages from some of our community leaders who have taken their time to express their gratitude to all our Millbrae Emergency Preparedness CERT, LEND Radio, MARC and SVIP volunteers.

"Thank you to all volunteers in our Emergency Preparedness Programs for your exemplary work throughout this year. Your dedication to help keep Millbrae a well-prepared, safe and strong community is commendable and noticed by many, even by those beyond our borders. You have made Millbrae's sun shine much brighter." - Gina Papan, Mayor

"Thank you for your commitment to the City of Millbrae and for the countless hours you spend on training and preparing for when disasters will strike our community. You play a vital role in the community and will be an essential resource when emergencies occur. I am privileged to be your City Manager and am always available to provide support to you and the Emergency Preparedness Program mission. Your volunteerism never goes unnoticed. Happy Holidays with wishes for a safe and wonderful Holiday season." - Tom Williams, City Manager

"Another amazing year of service and dedication is coming to a close. I want to take this opportunity to express thanks to all of those involved in the City of Millbrae Emergency Preparedness Programs - CERT, LEND Radio, MARC and SVIP. I commend the entire leadership team and the longtime dedication of Volunteer Coordinator and Millbrae Man of the Year Dino DeRanieri. Our community is made more resilient and our program stronger because of the genuine on-going commitment and presence of our volunteers at training sessions, OES Drills and Millbrae community events. It is a joy for CCFD to witness the outstanding service of the amazing women and men in the Millbrae Emergency Preparedness Program. On behalf of the CCFD we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and all of you. We wish you and your families a Happy Holiday Season and we look forward to continuing our partnerships in the upcoming year." - John Kammeyer, Fire Chief Central County Fire Department

"I want to thank all of you for your service and wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays. I have the utmost respect and admiration for our volunteers and for the great work you do on behalf of our community. I look forward to an excellent relationship with all of you as your new Chief of Police. Our community is safer and stronger because of you. We appreciate your efforts and sacrifices. Alone we are strong, but together we are invincible." - Paul Kunkel, Police Chief

"The County of San Mateo Office of Emergency Services (OES) is very grateful to have the City of Millbrae CERT, LEND Radio, MARC and SVIP volunteers as an important link I our overall disaster preparedness programs. We are very thankful for your on-going growth and service to your community and to our County. The Millbrae team is well-trained and dependable. We always look forward to your participation in OES events and practice drills hen called upon. We wish your Millbrae Volunteer Coordinator Dino DeRanieri, the entire volunteer team and your families a very Happy and Safe Holidays Season." - Bill Reilly, OES Coordinator City of Millbrae

"I and the members of the Millbrae CERT, LEND Radio, MARC and SVIP leadership teams extend our sincere gratitude to each and all of you for your on-going support and participation in our Millbrae Disaster Preparedness Programs. Your time, talents and selfless volunteering are what makes you vital and special in the public safety arena of our community. Millbrae is a very diverse community having many unique stories and different traditions during the Holiday Season. Our commonality is that when we celebrate during this time of year our hearts are united in wishing each other happiness and peace. We also extend our gratitude to all of the women and men of CCFD, SMC Sheriff's Department, SMC OES, SMC Public Health Dept. and the City of Millbrae who get us where we need to be as disaster preparedness volunteers. May the Spirit of the Season, Joy and Peace be your treasure." - Dino DeRanieri, Volunteer Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

News You Can Use

Text 911 for Help

If you live in San Mateo County, you can now TEXT emergency requests and notifications to local law enforcement and fire response agencies using cellular text messaging.

When using the system: 
  • Provide exact location of emergency; 
  • Be concise in telling dispatcher what emergency is; 
  • Do not use abbreviations, emojis or slang
This is one additional tool the SMC Sheriff's Office and Central County Fire are using to better serve and protect Millbrae.

City of Millbrae Sandbag Stations UPDATE

Millbrae Public Works crews have established a sandbag station at Millbrae Avenue, near the Skate Park. Sandbags and shovels are on site and available for use. Please DO NOT TAKE SHOVELS FROM THE STATION.

CERT Winter 2019

Thank you, City of Millbrae for establishing a page for CERT CLASSES. The 2019 winter CERT Training Class Schedule is posted on the site - be sure to share with neighbors/friends and encourage them to attend the "free" classes. Pre-registration is required and the link is posted at very bottom of the flyer:

Important Dates

12/25: Christmas Day 

12/31: New Year's Eve - BE SAFE AND BE RESPONSIBLE

1/8/19: Get Ready - Disaster Preparedness Training in Burlingame

1/22/19: CERT Winter 2019 Session begins in Millbrae

Tuesdays, January 22 - March 5, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
and Saturday, March 16th, 8:00am - 3:30pm (Skills Day)
Chetcuti Room / Community Center / Fire Station 37
Register here - space is limited!

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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