ARTICLE. Full Coastside CERT newsletter at bottom of post. Happy New Year! We begin this year with more than a thousand people participating in Coastside CERT, which along the way has become the fastest growing volunteer emergency preparation organization in the region. Continuing growth calls for scaling up our volunteer leadership to stay responsive to […]
Coastside Disaster Prepardness
ARTICLE. California hillsides were ablaze last year and it looks like a similar disaster may occur again this season. Eucalyptus trees are common in California and the warmer states of the United States. They are also found in Australia, of which many are native. The blue gum variety were introduced around the 1850s as ornamental […]
ARTICLE / VIDEO. Portable or permanently installed standby generators can come in handy during long-term power outages. However, if you do not know how to use them properly, they can be dangerous. Contact a qualified vendor or electrician to help you determine what generator is best suited to your needs. Before using, read and follow […]
VIDEO. Walter Cronkite, an ARRL member, narrated the 6 minute video Amateur Radio Today. Produced by the ARRL in 2003, the video tells Amateur Radio’s public service story to non-hams, focusing on ham radio’s part in helping various agencies respond to wildfires in the Western US during 2002, ham radio in space and the role […]
TRAINING POWERPOINT. Communications Neighborhood Command Post must maintain communications with all teams during an incident. Use whatever works: phone, cell, texting, pen and paper, smoke signals …. But when all else fails, radio still works. To be effective, we need to learn Emergency Radio Communications! About FRS Radios Also known as “Walkie Talkies” No license […]
ARTICLE LINKS. Attention Coastside Emergency Preppers! Our communication system consists of two fiber cables, one over Hwy 92 (ATT), and the other via La Honda, Hwy 84 (Comcast/Xfinity). When Comcast/Xfinity goes down it’s affects Verizon Wireless. They use the same backhaul. When ATT Fiber goes down much more is affected including ATT Wireless and many […]
VIDEO. Listen to Half Moon Bay City Manager, Bob Nisbit, City Council and Office of Emergency Services, Kevin Rose, discuss the latest in tunnel resiliency.