PODCAST / LINKS. The best podcast and on-line resource for disaster preparedness that I have seen in 10 years of being CERT, and 5 years being a CERT trainer (community emergency response team). Warning, the podcast is graphic and may make you uncomfortable. Making the podcast made the host, Jacob Margolis, uncomfortable, too. Follow he […]
ARTICLE. Hello Coastsiders, On the first Friday of our self-isolation, Coastside CERT just wants to check in and see how everyone is doing. We are all doing our part to flatten the curve and protect the most vulnerable in our community while our health care professionals ramp up efforts to protect our […]
OWN VOICE ARTICLE by Gregg Dieguez. “We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.”* Perhaps it shouldn’t take the Coronavirus to make us think about the sustainability of our civilization and our species, but people are slow to consider that there are limits to our population expansion, and that there […]
OWN VOICE ARTICLE. I didn’t agree with Ronald Reagan on many things, but he had a great line: “I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.” … and that line – and the fear it inspires – is relevant again today. San Mateo County has proposed a $150 million Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) […]
VIDEO. Mary Rogren, General Manager of Coastside County Water District (CCWD), presents a major capital improvement to the CCWD board. They will be replacing the pipe underneath the creek.
LINKS. All over the United States, government agencies use FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Incident Command System (ICS). Located within the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for coordinating the federal government’s response to natural and manmade disasters. … The federal government has provided disaster relief in one form […]
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 […]