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Oct 5, 2020


This is the new way to take CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Training - Start Now and Graduate by November 22nd!

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our community and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, earthquake survival skills, light search and rescue, team organization, triage and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during CERT exercises, members will be better prepared to take care of themselves, their families and their community following an emergency event. In addition, CERT members will be able to assist first responders in many ways to help the community deal with the emergency. Southcoast CERT Hybrid Basic Training is a powerful and informative course in actionable local emergency preparedness knowledge.

The course is FREE. You will receive a CERT backpack at the two-day skills training.

This free training includes online / independent study and two days of practical skills training and an emergency simulation exercise.


  • Estimated Time = 12 hours

  • Access it on your mobile device or computer.

  • Complete it at your pace and at your convenience, but finish by November 20, 2020.

  • Course progress will be saved and can be resumed later.

  • You will receive the link to the online portion of your training once you register.

  • Periodically, Chief Ari Delay and/or CERT Instructors will hold Check-In Zoom sessions with

  • registered students to add local knowledge to your online training and answer your questions.

  • After completing your on-line portion of the training, you will receive a certificate of completion,

  • which must be presented at the skills training on November 21 & 22.


  • Estimated Time = 16 hrs.

  • Date and Time: November 21st-22nd, 9-5

  • Location: La Honda Fire Brigade

  • All COVID-19 precautions will be observed: temperature checks, masks and gloves, social

  • distancing, handwashing, and sanitizing.

  • Must attend both days and times to receive final certificate of course completion. You will be a

  • full-fledged CERT graduate by end of session on November 22, 2020.

  • Emphasis is on learning by doing: Instructors demonstrate, and students practice the skills,

  • responding to a simulated emergency.

Thank you, neighbors!

Sept 2, 2020

Your cash donations are going toward replacing vital gear like shovels, McLeods and other hand gear and hoses that firefighters have literally worn out fighting this fire as well as portable pumps to draw water from creeks, personal protective equipment and high tech gear to find and map fires in wild land settings.

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Open Burn Status

Open burning is restricted in San Mateo County. Read on to learn more.

The widgets to the left help determine, at a glance, if burning with a permit is allowed. At a minimum

  1. You must have a burn permit

  2. There must be no Spare The Air alert

  3. The Coast Section status for today must say "Burn" (not "No Burn"). You may call (800) 792-0787 for a voice recording of the current burn status.

If you do not have a permit, or you are not familiar with the process, do not proceed with open burning.