Disaster Preparedness Day

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Date(s) - Saturday, November 18, 2017
All Day


Once again, the Redwood City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in co-operation with Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) will be conducting a Emergency Drill on Saturday, November 18th.

On that day, we ask residents to display the RED/GREEN signal cards that were distributed each of the past two years to every household via the Pilot. CERT teams will survey all of Redwood and Belmont Shores looking for those cards.

The Disaster Signal Card allows residents to signal for help when landline telephone, cell phone and online communications are not working. This tool for Redwood Shores will improve the ability of first responders such as fire and police departments as well as our Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) to quickly identify homes in need of help.

Redwood Shores Disaster Signal Card example

An example of the Redwood Shores Disaster Signal Card

The CERT teams are made up of Redwood City volunteers who have been trained in First Aid and Disaster Procedures. In an actual disaster, those teams would be looking for homes in distress. Homes that displayed a green card would be helping by allowing the teams to quickly move on.

Please help to prepare for a disaster by showing your card so that we can help you. Put them in your front window so they are visible from the street!

If you are new to Redwood Shores this year, you can request a Disaster Signal Card by sending an email to rwshorescard@gmail.com with your name and address. Please include the date that you moved into your new home.

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