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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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CERT is a national program that trains the general public in basic disaster preparedness, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Here on the Coastside, Chief Cosgrave also covers hazards specific to our coastal community.

Coastside CERT is an emergency preparedness volunteer organization focused on creating a ready and resilient community along the San Francisco Bay Area coast from the southern side of the Tom Lantos Tunnel (Devil’s Slide) to Tunitas Creek Road.  

Coastside CERT provides free 24-hour Basic training program, advanced CERT courses, refresher courses, and special topic presentations. 

For more information on Coastside CERT visit 

Additional Resources -

  • Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Participant Manual from FEMA dot gov
  • Plan ahead for disasters. Talk with your family.
  • In Your Community, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, More...


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