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Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Community Crisis Management
East Palo Alto
Menlo Park

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Public Safety Assistance Team (PSAT)
  • Community Preparedness Team (C-PREP)
  • Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD)
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Join your neighbors and become a CCM member!
  • Formerly known as just CERT, the program has expanded to include all levels of community volunteer disaster response, tying in with existing community organizations - Community Crisis Management
  • neighborhood-based teams - ages 16 and older
  • earthquake preparedness - firefighting - first aid and medical triage - search and rescue - damage assessment - gas and electric control - traffic & crowd management - emergency communications - pet preparedness - flood response - wildfire - firefighter rehabilitation
  • all classes taught by professional responders and experienced volunteers - practical, hands-on learning activities
  • sponsored by Menlo Park Fire Protection District, the State of California, and FEMA
  • learn how CERT teams work together following a disaster (see video)
    Take FEMA's Introduction to CERT online course to learn more. (Note: not a substitute for the basic CERT course taught by the Menlo Park Fire District.
    for more information check our FAQs or email

Community Updates

  • Menlo Fire CCM CERT Disaster Response Drill - 6/22/19 Menlo Park Fire Protection District sponsors a disaster preparedness and response program that spans East Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park and south San Mateo County. This group of volunteers meets ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2019, 9:41 AM by MPFPD CERT
  • Local CERT Team Prepare for Disaster Saturday earthquake drill in Atherton drew 100 volunteers     (From left) Jan MacKenzie of ADAPT and ADAPT president Tom Prussing talk with Atherton Police Chief Steve McCully during a Sept. 8 ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:08 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • Severe Weather Request - Volunteers may be needed to help sand bagging and community notification efforts CCM Volunteer RequestCommunity Crisis Management team members (both CERT and local COAD) who may be available and willing to support the preparation efforts underway are encouraged to contact the ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2017, 1:38 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • CERT Members: Help Increase Christmas Tree Fire Safety CERT members will likely recall the dramatic video sown during the basic CERT training class of a Christmas tree virtually exploding into flames due to a short in the electrical ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 9:19 AM by MPFPD CERT
  • Hypothermia From the CDC comes this timely reminder about the hazards associated with prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. If you are traveling to the mountains for skiing, or to colder climes ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 11:55 AM by MPFPD CERT
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