South Coast CERT is a proud partner of the California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign, called LISTOS California. LISTOS is a governor sponsored effort to boost disaster preparedness by engaging over 1 million of the most vulnerable Californians and connecting them with culturally and linguistically competent support. For more information on LISTOS, go to www.ListosCalifornia.org.
Critical Steps for Preparedness:
Sign up for the San Mateo Alert System: www.smcalert.org
Create your own emergency plan: www.ready.gov/plan
Get to safety with things you need – a GO BAG
Stay safe at home when you can’t leave – a STAY BAG
Help friends and neighbors
See Emergency Preparedness TO DOs here
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is activated whenever significant events tax the normal emergency response structures in San Mateo County.
Major storms and land slides of 2018
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdowns of 2019
CERT team members:
Receive 20 hours of training delivered over 4 weeks.
Learn techniques in: first aid, search and rescue, fire extinguisher use, medical triage, emergency communication, and more.
Participate in periodic drills/exercises on a volunteer-friendly schedule.
Learn how to remain safe while helping others.
Assist Fire and other emergency response personnel in the event of a large-scale disaster.
Play a major role in the annual Chipper Program, reducing available fire fuel in the community.