CERPP's Accomplishments

The following is a brief cronological listing of significant disaster preparedness and response events that CERPP has been a part of over the years. Appologies if we have missed an event that you or your neighborhood were involved with. Please send a note to the webmaster with the details and we'll try to get it included on the list.

2011

  • DART Fundrasing $5,000.00
  • DART activated to Large Animal Rescue on Skyline Blvd at residence - successful rescue (Feb)
  • PetTech training class for small animals (Feb)
  • CERT Class (2/24 - 3/31)
  • DART activated to Large Animal Rescue on Old La Honda Road at residence - successful rescue (March)
  • Disaster Radio Communications Training (3/12)
  • Firewise Class (3/5)
  • CERT Final Exercise (4/2)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Woodside Library (4/26)
  • Wildland Fire Presentation (5/3)
  • Radio Check (5/3)
  • DART participation at Reining By the Bay at the Horsepark (July)
  • DART participation in WHOA's Day of the Horse (October)
  • Woodside Fire Protection District rescues horse from a pool in Woodside (9/8)
    • DART not activated because WFPD handled the call successfully on their own.
    • Large animal rescue training is paying off

2010

  • DART Fundraising $18,500
  • CERT Class (2/4 - 3/11)
  • Disaster Radio Communications Training (3/6)
  • CERT Final Exercise (3/13)
  • Firewise Class (3/20 - 3/21)
  • Division Leader Meeting (3/25)
  • Wildland Fire Public Meeting - Woodside (3/30)
  • Wildland Fire Public Meeting - PV (4/8)
  • Radio Check (4/20)
  • Wildland Fire Evacuation Exercise (4/24)
  • PV Ranch Evacuation Exercise (5/7)
  • PV Ranch Firewise Event (5/8)
  • CERT Class (8/17 - 9/21)
  • DART Animal Info. door hanger developed and distributed to local community members (Sep)
  • Disaster Radio Communications Training (9/18)
  • CERT Final Exercise (9/25)
  • Division Leader Meeting (9/29)
  • Firewise Class (10/8)
  • DART Demonstration and Training for Large Animal Rascue at Day of the Horse (Oct)
    • 4 DART members trained, 12 WFPD F/F's trained
  • Radio Check (10/19)
  • Great Shakeout Statewide Earthquake Exercise (10/21)
  • Earthquake Exercise (10/23)
  • DART Technical Large Aniumal Rescue Awareness course (16 hours) (Nov)
  • DART Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training (Nov)
  • PV Ranch receives "Firewise Community" status (Dec)

2009

  • DART Fundraising $1,000
  • MOU updated between DART and local barns for evacuation purposes
  • DART emergency preparedness handbook developed (Jan)
  • CERT Class (1/13 - 2/24)
  • Division Leader Meeting (1/28)
  • CERT Final Exercise (2/28)
  • DART trained ALL WFPD F/F's on how to halter and tie horses (March)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - (3/16 - 3/20)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Skyline (3/25)
  • Division Leader Meeting (3/26)
  • DART activated for large animal rescue, horse in a Pool in Woodside - successful rescue (April)
  • Disaster Radio Communications Training (4/2)
  • Radio Check (4/21)
  • DART sponsored Large Animal Rescue operational class in Woodside (May)
    • 4 WFPD F/Fs trained
  • Earthquake Exercise (5/1)
  • Revised the cerpp.org web site (May - Dec)
  • CERT Class (9/10 - 10/15)
  • CERT Final Exercise (10/18)
  • Division Leader Meeting (9/22)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Seqoias (10/6)
  • Radio Check (10/13)
  • Update for the PV Town Council (10/14)

2008

  • DART Fundrasing $2,500
  • Uniforms designed for DART and members outfitted with uniform
  • Disaster Radio Communications Training (1/24)
  • Video demonstrations for CERT class developed (Feb)
    • Head Stabilization
    • Patient Roll onto Backboard
    • Secure to Backboard
  • Radio Propagation Testing - Skyline (2/28)
  • Medical Reserve Corps receives grant funding $5,000 (March)
  • DART activated for Large Animal Rescue at Skeegs Point (June)
  • Red Cross Communications Mtg (7/28)
  • DART Team FEMA ICS 100 Training and Certificates (July)
  • Wildland Fire Exercise (10/25)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Ladera (11/11)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Woodside Town Hall (11/12)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - PV Town Center (11/13)
  • Radio Propagation Testing - Ladera (11/18)

2007

  • SMCAlert is launched as a county wide emergency alerting system
  • Radio Check (1/24)
  • Division Leader Meeting (1/30)
  • Trauma Kit Training and Restocking (2/7 & 2/10)
  • DART Large Animal Rescue certified by California State Marshall. (March)
  • Medical Reserve Corps receives grant funding $10,000 (March)
  • Radio Training (4/11)
  • Wildland Fire Evacuation Exercise (4/28)
  • Joint Project w/ PV Emergency Preparedness Committee to develop common forms (Feb-May)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Alpine Hills (2/28)
  • Division Leader Meeting (3/28)
  • Citizens Emergency Response Training (CERT) Train the Trainer (6/8 - 6/10)
    • Firefighters and CERPP volunteers get certified to teach the FEMA CERT Class
  • Town EOC to Fire District DOC Communications Planning (Jun)
  • Get Ready! Presentation (6/27)
  • Division Leader Meeting (6/28)
  • DART sponsors first Large Animal Rescue training program on Penninsula
    • 6 WFPD F/F's trained, 3 DART members trained (June)
  • Small Animal Microchipping Events (7/28 Woodside, 8/25 PV, 10/6 Emerald Hills)
  • CERT Class (7/18 - 8/15)
  • CERT Final Exercise (8/18)
  • DART developes MOU with local barns for evacuation purposes (Aug)
  • Preparedness Day (9/29)
  • Update for the PV Town Council (1/10)
  • Get Ready! Presentation -PV Ranch (10/12)
  • Earthquake Exercise (10/27)
  • Get Ready! Presentation -PV Ranch (11/11)

2006

  • Training Passport developed
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Woodside Hills (1/30)
  • Emergency Responder Class, 52 hour Red Cross Certification (Jan)
  • Quick Task Cards developed (Mar)
  • Radio Check (5/4)
  • Earthquake Exercise (Night) (1/30)
  • Update for the PV Town Council (1/31)
  • SM County Grand Jury Disaster Preparedness Interviews (2/9)
  • PV Schools Earthquake Exercise (3/9)
  • Search and Rescue Training (3/10)
  • Division Leader Meeting (3/14)
  • Earthquake Talk - PV (3/29)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Emerald Lakes RC (4/5)
  • PV Schools Earthquake Exercise (4/25)
  • Radio Check (4/25)
  • Earthquake Exercise (Night) (4/28)
  • Red Cross Shelter Training (5/16)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Patrol Road (5/30)
  • EOC Exercise for Town of PV (5/31)
  • Division Leader Meeting (6/20)
  • Presentation to the Atherton Emergency Preparedness Committee (6/24)
  • Light Search and Rescue Class (7/16)
  • CERPP participates in Wildland Fire Exercise sponsored by La Honda Fire (7/23)
  • Radio Check (7/25)
  • Division Leader Meeting (9/12)
  • PV Schools Earthquake Exercise - Corte Madera (9/26)
  • CERPP Booth at SM County Emergency Prep Expo (9/30)
  • Earthquake Exercise (10/21)
  • Disaster Shelter Planning Red Cross / Mounted Patrol (11/2)
  • Golden Gaurdian Exercise (Nov)
  • Update for the PV Town Council (11/29)
  • CSTI SEMS/NIMS Training - PV (12/20)
  • Disaster Animal Rescue Team (DART) formed (Dec)
  • San Mateo County Grand Jury Report on Disaster Preparedness
    • The fire district and towns receive good marks for our level of disaster preparedness.

2005

  • Warning Systems Training (1/4)
  • USGS/NOAA Severe Weather Class (1/20)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - PV Ranch (1/26)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Woodside Priory (1/26)
  • MRC RecruitingMtg (3/24)
  • Joint Participation in Palo Alto’s PANDA Exercise (4/18)
  • National Medical Reserve Corps Conference (4/20 - 4/22)
  • Wildland Fire Exercise (4/30)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Skywood (6/11)
  • Division Leader Meeting (8/25)
  • CSTI NEMS/SEMS Training with Exercise (10/13 - 10/15)
  • Earthquake Exercise (10/14)
  • Booth at SM County's Disaster Preparedness Day (11/12)

2004

  • Radio Inventory and Technical Certification Program (Jan-Jun)
  • Earthquake response training in a house scheduled for demolition (1/10)
  • Disaster Radio Communications Training (2/17)
  • CERPP Family Disaster Plan Workshop (2/27)
  • Division Leader Meeting / New DL Training (3/15)
  • Get Ready! Presentation (3/30)
  • Update for the PV Town Council (3/31)
  • Improvised Packaging & Transport Training (4/23)
  • Earthquake Exercise (5/8)
  • Radio Check (5/4)
  • Division Leader Meeting (5/25)
  • Wildland Fire Presentations (Firesafe Home) (6/7 & 6/10)
  • Wildland Firefighting Class (7/16)
  • Medical Reserve Corps recognized by FEMA (Aug)
  • Division Leader Meeting / Utility Safety Training (8/15)
  • Get Ready! Presentation - Woodside Hills (10/6)
  • Pancake Breakfast (10/15)
  • Radio Check (10/18)
  • Produced Video for Wildland Fire Exercise (Jul-Oct)
  • Wildland Fire Exercise (10/23)

2003

  • Emergency Text Alert System developed and deployed
  • "Order Out Of Chaos" Incident Command Class (Jan)
  • Disaster Response Training (3/22)
  • Earthquake Medical Exercise (4/26)
  • CERPP receives Govener's office of Volunteerism "GoServ Spotlight" award (Apr)
  • Division Leader Meeting (5/15)
  • Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Response Plan developed (Aug)
  • Division Leader Meeting (9/22)
  • Wildland Fire Exercise (10/25)
  • Medical Reserve Corps Kickoff Meeting (Oct)
  • Telephone Hotline for recorded emergency information established (Oct)

2002

  • CERPP and the Woodside Fire Protection District awarded a service award by the Peninsula Council of Lions Club
    • for developing as effective and cohesive emergency preparedness program
  • Search & Rescue + Chainsaw Safety and Use class (Mar)
  • PV Schools Emergency Drill (3/30)
  • "Order Out Of Chaos" Incident Command Class (4/27)
  • Red Cross Mass Care and Shelter Management class (6/22)
  • "Order Out Of Chaos" Incident Command Class (Sep)
  • Radio Training (10/10)
  • Radio Check (10/22)
  • Wildland Fire Exercise (10/26)

2001

  • Emergency Responder Class, 52 hour Red Cross Certification (Jan)
  • Trauma Kits Built & Distributed (Jul)
    • 150 Trauma kits distributed through out the fire district
    • Designed to support responders with Advanced First Aid or Emergency First Responder level training.
    • Cost $38,500
  • Trauma Kit Training (Sep)
  • Earthquake Exercise (Oct)

2000

  • CERPP is awarded the John V Fitzgerald 2000 award by San Mateo County
    • Woodside Fire Protection District and CERPP received this award because the citizens living in Woodside, Portola Valley and the unincorporated area of San Mateo County have worked together to create an emergency preparedness program that benefits all residents living in the Woodside Fire Protection District.
  • Division Incident Action Plan developed (Jan)
  • Branch & Division Radio Training (Jan)
  • Team Training (9/26)
  • Earthquake Exercise (10/28)

1999

  • Radio Communications System
    • 25 VHF radios for communications between Town EOC and CERPP Divisions
    • 140 UHF Handheld radios for communications within CERPP Divisions
    • Total cost of ~$20,000
  • Radio Frequency Licensing MOU with Red Cross (April)
  • Earthquake Exercise (10/30)

1998

  • Radio Communications Coverage Survey of the entire fire district
  • "Disaster Depots" established in 9 location throughout the fire district
    • 40 foot shipping containers filled with disaster response and recovery supplies
  • Communications/Operations Drill (6/23)
  • "Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for Large and Small Animals" prepared by the Animal Welfare Committee (July)

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