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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Coastside CERT in the news

"In fact, 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, 11/11/20

Coastside CERT needs YOU. Please donate at Coastside Gives

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.

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

  • 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 & vaccination sites since June 2020.

  • Preparedness & response equipment.

Questions? Please contact