Menlo Park Fire Protection District 
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Where CERTs Click!
Spanish Website (computer translation)

Make a Plan - Get a Kit - Communicate
Join your neighbors and become a CERT member!
  • 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

CERT Matters

  • San Mateo County Emergency Warning Earthquakes, Fires, Floods and Emergencies are unpredictable.Did you know the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (OES) has a FREE alert system called SMCAlertSMCAlert serves all of the ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2016, 8:17 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • Syrian White Helmets (CERT) Teams Saving Lives From PBS comes this report on what appears to be a Syrian version of CERT. They're officially the "Syrian Civil Defense" but are informally known as "white helmets" for ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 7:02 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • USGS Announces Earthquake Preparedness Seminar
    Posted Aug 16, 2016, 1:22 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • You've Been Washing Your Hands All Wrong! As CERT members we may be asked to work in a field injury treatment area or to distribute materials during a medical crisis. While we all know the necessity of ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2016, 5:19 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • When Disaster-Response Apps Fail from the Conversation, a fascinating look at the role the smart phone apps for disasters can help, or not, in times of crisis. Another reason why we recommend that all ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2016, 7:41 PM by MPFPD CERT
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