Coastside CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) 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.

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"There is likely no better local example of how a little public investment coupled with a spirit of community service can make an incalculable difference in the lives of real people."

Clay Lambert, Editor, Half Moon Bay Review

Op/Ed article on Coastside CERT, 11/11/2

If you were in charge:

What would YOU do to reduce risks from wildfire, drought, flooding, and other hazards in your community?

The County of San Mateo and City of Half Moon Bay are undergoing a planning effort to reduce risks from hazards, through the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan update, and they want to hear from you! What would you focus on if you were in charge:

Evacuation plans during wildfire or tsunami?

More targeted areas for Public Safety Power Shutoffs?

Solutions for coastal erosion?

Earthquake retrofits?

Better cellular and internet coverage to ensure communications?

What do YOU think should be addressed and formulated in the hazard mitigation plan updates?

While these plans can seem too technical or large for the average community member to influence,

community members are EXACTLY the people who need to help form them.

Senior Coastsiders will host this discussion through its Evergreen Coastsiders series

Thursday, May 13th from 6:00-7:00 pm

Tell County and City representatives directly how you would reduce hazards in our community

You are also encouraged to participate in the County's Hazard Mitigation Survey at

To register for the zoom discussion on the 13th, please go to

or and click on upcoming events

Coastside CERT thanks Coastside Gives and our generous donors for their support.

We are overjoyed and ready to put your donations to work.

Won’t you join us?

How will funds be used?

Your donations are vital to our mission as we amplify our outreach
to serve more residents of the larger Coastside community

  • Free disaster preparedness & response training - basic training, ongoing refresher classes, and advanced training in English & Spanish.

  • Communications infrastructure to send timely local safety messages, webinars, videos, tutorials, and Chief David Cosgrave's Newsletters.

  • Critical practice drills & mutual aid activations with other emergency response agencies, as during the CZU fires & burn scar debris flow evacuations, and CERT volunteers who have continuously staffed HMB COVID testing sites since June 2020.

  • Preparedness & response equipment.

  • Growth of neighbor helping neighbor networks in every local neighborhood as they work together to strengthen communication and resilience.

Questions or comments? Contact us at