East Palo Alto
San Mateo County
Key to table (below):
- Use the table below, and the map on the left, to find the Area in which you reside. Click on the area number to see an enlarged map, including address numbers.
- The nickname(s) associated with an area.
- The CERT Area Coordinator is listed to the right of each area number/nickname. Click on the name of an area coordinator to send an email to her/him. OPEN means that there is currently no CERT volunteer acting as a coordinator at this time. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about becoming an area coordinator.
Assembly Point refers to the location within an area where district CERTs are to report following a major disaster. The assembly point may be a park, driveway, school, business, or even an street intersection designated by your Area Coordinator as a rally point. If an assembly point is not listed, proceed to your district fire station to self-organize.
Fire Station refers to the number of the fire station to which your area CERT team reports. Click on the Fire Station number to see its location in Google maps.
- Emergency Cache refers to the location of emergency supplies and equipment housed in a trailer or storage container for use by CERTs and MPFD personnel for disaster response. Area Cache Information.
FRS radio frequency refers to the FRS Channel number (1-14) that your area will use for FRS radio communications.
- After selecting your district's channel, make sure that your radio is also set for NO PRIVACY OR INTERFERENCE CODES.
- Be sure that VOX is turned OFF.
- Channel 1 is used informally throughout the U.S. as an all-call channel and should be avoided during CERT emergencies.
- Many FRS radios can also access channels 15-22. These are GMRS radio frequencies and require a GMRS license from the FCC to be legally used.