4th Annual Atherton Community Emergency Drill
As an individual who is concerned about neighborhood and community disaster preparedness, this drill gives you the opportunity to practice your knowledge and skills in a live and simulated community-wide emergency event within a multi-block neighborhood setting.
The July 4th and July 5th Ridgecrest earthquakes remind us that preparedness and training are necessary. Transcription from the July 5th earthquake revealed that our drills accurately replicate the events of a major earthquake.
Participants will assemble and be briefed about the scope of the major disaster, organized to respond and carry out numerous emergency missions including assessment, communications, reconnaissance, triage, medical transport and treatment, light search and rescue, traffic and crowd control, fire suppression and a number of unexpected, challenging emergency scenarios. These scenarios will
take place in and around the neighborhoods adjacent to the police department.
The Menlo Fire and Atherton Police Departments will be on scene to participate in this Drill. Michael Ralston of Menlo Park Fire will be the Drill Coordinator.
Bring you CERT gear and equipment to the drill.
Breakfast snacks, coffee, water and drill-end pizza will be provided.
We welcome individuals (at whatever level of disaster response skills you possess), church groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, Explorers, other CERT groups, community organizations, schools, businesses and corporations to take part.
This will be the 9th community drill since August 2015 that our MPFPD CCM CERT has conducted, averaging 65+ responders including CERTs from East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Mateo County (South San Francisco, SMC Sheriff, Redwood City, Portola Valley, Burlingame, San Carlos, the Highlands, Kings Mountain) and Santa Clara County (Palo Alto, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Stanford and Mountain View). This is an excellent opportunity to meet other citizen first responders, like yourself, and to work together to solve disaster scenario situations.
Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to submit their events to the Chamber’s community calendar. Please adhere to the following guidelines for all event submissions: