Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Community Crisis Management

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Public Safety Assistance Team (PSAT)
  • Community Preparedness Team (C-PREP)
  • Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD)
Where the Community Clicks!

Spanish Website (computer translation)

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

  • 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
  • Update Your Clock - Check Your Smoke Alarms Remember to fall back (move your clocks back one hour) before your go to bed on Saturday, November 4. This is also a good time to check your smoke alarms ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2016, 6:00 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • HAM 101 Course 11/5/2016, 9-11AM Learn  the  basics  you of using a ham radio you need  to  know.  This  session  will  cover  the  basic  fundamentals of  your  ham  radio  usage.  It  is  designed  for  the ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 10:29 AM by MPFPD CERT
  • FEMA QuakeSmart: EarthQuake Preparedness Program for Business and Organizations CERT members! Are you also a small business or non-profit employee? If so, you should check out FEMAs QuakeSmart Community Resilience Program for Businesses and Organizations (QuakeSmart). QuakeSmart features ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2016, 4:26 PM by MPFPD CERT
  • PGE Gas Safety Tips We came across this great page from PGE reminding us of how to deal with natural gas during emergency situations.Gas safety tipsSafety is our highest priority. Follow these ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2016, 9:24 AM by MPFPD CERT
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