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2019 Training Exercises and Drills:

Emergency Operations Center (EOC Basic Training):  March 9, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the CEOC in Half Moon Bay.  For a description of the class and information on how to enroll, click here.

Simplex Radio Test - Branch 3 and Branch 4 - February 9, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

San Mateo County Disaster Day - September 21, 2019

Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for Branch 3 and Branch 4 - October 19, 2019

2018 Training Exercises and Drills:

 San Mateo County Disaster Preparation Day - September 22, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

  • This is an annual event at the San Mateo County event center (formerly the fairgrounds).  Government and volunteer Emergency Preparation organizations from all over San Mateo County will provide information on Disaster Preparedness.  The CEC will have an informational booth at this event. 

Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for Branch 3 and Branch 4- October 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:

  • Each year in October, the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) encourages all Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) organization across the country to conduct an exercise that will test their ability to activate and respond with emergency communications.  This year, the SC4ARES and South Skyline ARES organizations will be conducting a training exercise on October 20., 2018.  The exercise will consist of a mass casualty event, with activations of ARES, Southcoast CERT, South Skyline CERT and SMC Large Animal Evacuation.  A Lifeflight helicopter will be participating from a new Landing Zone in Castanea Ridge.

Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for Branch 1 and Branch 2 - October 27, 2018 - POSTPONED TO 2019:

  • The Branch 1 and 2 SET scenario will be a large earthquake that has taken out all traditional communications, including internet and the radio repeaters.  Welfare checks, triage and damage reports will be conducted by CERT, with ARES providing GMRS radio and HAM simplex radio communications.  More details to follow.

Summaries of past training CEC training exercises: