Silver Dragon XI: Operation Zika
This year the District has been invited to host the command center for Silver Dragon XI, the annual San Mateo County Public Health full scale Community Emergency Response Team training exercise. This year’s exercise on Thursday, April 20th will simulate the deployment of CERT teams to assist with invasive Aedes
During the emergency preparedness exercise, teams of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers will deliver information to thousands homes in neighborhoods across San Mateo County. In some areas, CERT teams will also practice collecting information on mosquito breeding sources. In the event of an invasive Aedes
mosquito detection, this data could be used to target the District's response program..
Silver Dragon helps prepare local CERT teams to respond to emergencies, and is an important part of our county's emergency preparedness plan. You can learn more about CERT on the FEMA website