Community Emergency Preparation

Menlo Park CERT
The Menlo Fire CERT Program has been expanded to include membership and relationships with multiple Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COADs), as well as offering additional, advanced training and exercise opportunities. The program is now know as “MPFPD Community Crisis Management”, which includes CERT.
Follow this link to CERT.

Please read our Emergency Response Document. Download the PDF Get Ready

A disaster preparedness program for residents of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.

After a major disaster, the fire department may not have the resources to respond to all of the immediate needs of our residences. Your family may be without help for hours or even days. Once a disaster hits, your family will not have time to shop or search for supplies. If your emergency supplies have been gathered in advance, your family will be better prepared if you must evacuate or if you are confined to your home (shelter in place).

What does CommunityEmergency Response Team (CERT) training entail?

Follow this link to the training webpage

The CERT Basic Training Course provides an introduction to CERT, combining three Saturdays once a month of classroom and hands-on activities in areas such as:

  • emergency preparedness
  • medical triage
  • emergency first aid
  • light search and rescue
  • the incident command system
  • disaster psychology
  • emergency communications
  • fire suppression
  • damage assessment

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