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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Contact Coastside CERT: email@example.com
"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
CERT Basic Training is offered both In-Person and Online.
Register now for upcoming classes in Fall 2022 and Spring & Fall 2023.
Have it your way! CERT Basic Training is offered twice this year, Spring and Fall. For both sessions, you may choose online coursework leading to an in-person Training Day & Graduation or in-person training that dovetails into the same Training Day & Graduation.
Advanced CERT Training (ACT) classes (5) will be offered for all of you awesome certificated CERTs (currently, there are 334 Coastside CERTs ). It's an a la carte menu of topical classes to be held on five weekend mornings at Coastside Fire Station 40, 1191 Main St, Half Moon Bay. Some advanced training topics: First Aid, Stop the Bleed, CPR, Psychological First Aid, Traffic Management, Neighborhood Command Post Radio Communications.
LISTOS Classes are taught in person in Spanish or English. This 2-hour class focuses on how to how to protect your family in a disaster or emergency. Topics include Identifying Risks & Dangers, Communication Plans, Evacuation Plans, Utility Interruptions, Fire Extinguisher Use, Disaster Kit, Victim Treatment, Home Organization & Emotional Support. Graduate from this 2-hour class and receive a backpack filled with emergency supplies from Coastside CERT. From July 1, 2021-July 31, 2022, LISTOS classes were sponsored by a CSFA grant from the City of Half Moon Bay with class registration and administration provided by ALAS (Ayudando Latinos A Soñar). Congrats to our 101 local LISTOS graduates! Going forward, Coastside CERT LISTOS classes may be scheduled if 10 or more people self-organize and request a class. Instructor: Coastside Fire Captain Joe Santos (trilingual English, Spanish, Portuguese).
Coastside CERT Neighborhood Action - Please scroll down to see what's happening where you live. Neighborhood Leads, want your neighborhood events, radio practices, and drills listed on this calendar? Happy to post them! Please send a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastside CERTs organize in their local neighborhoods. Upcoming events!
- East Miramar
September 5 Labor Day Monday. Location and Time TBD. East Miramar CERT is standing up in support of a larger neighborhood event. All East Miramar residents invited!
- West Miramar
September 5 Labor Day Monday. 2:00-4:00 PM, 200 Medio Ave. West Miramar CERT Emergency Preparedness Event. All West Miramar residents invited!
- Cañada Cove
September 10 Saturday 10-2 Cañada Cove Clubhouse. Hands on Stop the Bleed Class with instructor Jayme Ng. Cañada Cove residents only, please.
- Frenchman's Creek
September 10 Saturday 10:00 - noon Frenchman's Creek Park 3 Basics: Water/Shelter/Food Do you know where you will be after the “Big One”? Will you have water? If not, can you find and purify water? What about shelter? Is your house intact? Can you cover holes, stop leaks? Can you find or create a safe environment for you and your family? What about food? Is your pantry always stocked? Do you know about MREs? Can you cook food if there is no electricity or gas? Please bring a chair and be prepared to do some hands-on practice creating a shelter. Please carpool as parking is limited. No restrooms. Everyone is invited!
September 18Postponed due to rain to Sunday October 2 11:00 AM-4:00 PM 5th Street Montara Art & Music Festival. Montara CERT will be hosting a table. Everyone is invited!
- Highland Park
- Pilarcitos Park
Postponed until January.
October 9 Sunday 1:00-3:00 PM CUSD District Office site. All Pilarcitos Park residents are invited!
- Kehoe/Casa del Mar
October 20 Thursday 5:30-7 PM Neighborhood social event with emergency preparedness theme for Kehoe/Casa del Mar residents. For more info please contact Chris Villanis via email@example.com
- Sea Haven
- El Granada
August 14 Sunday 2:00 PM El Granada CERT is conducting our second Emergency Preparedness Live Practice Drill We’ll be setting up our tent and getting together on the meridian at Isabella and The Alameda to practice how we'll gather and respond in the event of an emergency. We invite all interested El Granada neighbors to join us!
- Senior Campus
August 17 Wednesday 4:00-5:30 PM Opening of the Senior Coastsiders Resiliency Hub. Everyone is invited!
Coastside CERT thanks Coastside Gives and our generous donors for their support.
We are 100% volunteer and 100% community funded.
How will your donations be used?
Your donations are vital to our mission as we amplify our outreach
to serve more residents of the larger Coastside community
to serve more residents of the larger Coastside community
Free disaster preparedness & response training - basic training, ongoing refresher opportunities, and advanced CERT training classes 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.