Silver Dragon Fire Department Vehicles

Since joining CERT, I have taken the opportunities afforded to me to photograph firefighting vehicles and this year’s Silver Dragon exercise at Foster City was a great gathering of several department’s vehicles.  A separate Silver Dragon album just for these cool vehicles has been posted to the CERT Photo Album.2014_ DSC03709_RX100

Redwood City/San Carlos Silver Dragon Photos Now Posted

I have posted photos from Redwood City & San Carlos Silver Dragon activity onto our CERT Photo Album.  Ready to add more if folks want to send them to me (
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San Mateo Silver Dragon 8 Group Photo


American Red Cross Disaster Workshop April 22

The San Mateo AAA office is sponsoring a FREE American Red Cross disaster preparedness workshop on April 22. Information flyer is here.

Silver Dragon 8 Exercise Photos Available

Under perfect weather and nice flat neighborhoods, the Silver Dragon 8 exercise was conducted to the satisfaction of almost all who participated.  Belmont members formed teams with folks from San Mateo, Foster City to carry out the exercise goals.  Go to our CERT Photo Album and hopefully find yourself in a picture or two.
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Belmont CERT Meeting Photos

Photos from the April meeting of Belmont CERT team has been posted to the CERT Photo Album (use link on right side of page).  Photos include the briefing charts for Silver Dragon and the tour of the Belmont Mobile Command Post.

A big welcome to Sandra and Matt, our two newest members.  Also thanks to Tim for providing these cool laser etched keychains, way cool!
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Silver Dragon Exercise this Thursday!

It’s almost that time again!  Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new CERT’s during this year’s Silver Dragon exercise.  Photos from previous exercises can be seen on the CERT Photo Album.  I wonder what color this year’s logo will be?

March CERT Skills Day Photos

Many thanks to Sanya Lu for providing photo coverage of the recently completed Skills Day training for Redwood City/San Carlos CERT.  They are now available on the CERT Photo Album page.  See some samples below.CERT, Redwood City, skills day 2014_ IMG_8566_SL 2014_ IMG_8536_SL CERT, Redwood City, skills day

Belmont March CERT Meeting

As promised, the San Mateo County Coroner came to speak to a combined CERT audience at Belmont City Hall last month.  Photos of most of his presentation are available in the CERT Photo Album.  CERT members from neighboring cities were also invited to attend which led to the change of location to fit the bigger crowd.
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Disaster Preparedness & Free Shipping?

How many of us shop on and try to group enough items to qualify for free shipping?  With Amazon’s recent increase of the free shipping quota to $35, some may find it harder to get the free shipping.  One tip is to add preparedness items to your order.

On my last order, I added a packet of Mainstay emergency food bars.  These are my preferred long term food item, they have a five year shelf life, require no cooking or water, and taste pretty decent (like a lemon shortbread cookie).  One package has nine bars and costs around $10.  Three bars a day is enough to survive on so one package is a three day supply for one person.
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