Emergency Preparedness Exercise Comes to Serramonte and Crestview Estates Neighborhoods on April 14, 2016
North County Fire Authority (NCFA) will host an emergency preparedness exercise involving San Mateo County's Health System's ability to partner with local cities, law enforcement, fire departments, the American Red Cross and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) from Daly City, Brisbane and Pacifica. These teams will simulate going door-to-door to check-in on residents in the Serramonte neighborhood and the new Crestview Estates sub-division neighborhoods on Thursday, April 14, from 9:00 am to noon. This is the 10th year San Mateo County has led this type of exercise.
Stressing the importance of ensuring the safety of our residents, especially those who are vulnerable due to a medical condition in the event of a major disaster, such as an earthquake, pandemic flu, catastrophic flood, or prolonged power outage is a key element of this exercise.
Daly City CERT Teams will be canvassing portions of the Serramonte neighborhood and the new Crestview Estates sub-division, covering over 1,000 homes to test door-to-door checks as realistically as possible. Daly City CERT teams will distribute educational information and resources in reusable shopping bags, simulating how CERT members will operate in a real event.
For more information, please contact Clyde Preston, NCFA, directly at 650-991-5741.