The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
The City has a number of neighborhood and homeowner groups located throughout San Mateo. Neighborhood groups and homeowners associations (HOA) are a great way to get involved in the community to begin making a difference.
Get familiar with your neighbors and help keep your block safe as a team! The Neighborhood Watch program is total resident participation and involvement in a police community cooperative battle against burglaries or other neighborhood crimes.