Category Archives: Community Resources

FREE Get Ready Disaster Preparedness Class

A major disaster can happen at any time. Do you know what to do? SMFD staff will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a disaster. You will be given information that will allow you to help after a disaster.

Tuesday, February 27th
6:30 pm
 – 8:30 pm
Senior Center

Register Online:
Class #142025




FREE Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) – Registration Open

Here is your opportunity to become a trained member of “CERT”, the City of San Mateo’s Community Emergency Response Team. Participants in this 25-hour series of classes will learn how to develop neighborhood teams while cross-trained in basic emergency skills.

Classes are held at the San Mateo Senior Center (2645 Alameda de las Pulgas) on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8:45pm (January 31st – March 14th). Skills Development & Mock Earthquake Exercise will be held on the Saturday, March 17th , 2018, 9:00am to 4:00 pm at Fire Station 23.

Registration opens November 30th (Course # 142026-A1)


Register for new and improved SMC ALERT system

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SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages to your:

  • email accounts
  • cell phones, smartphones, tablets
  • voice messages to landline phones (home & work)

SMC ALERT is free. (Your carrier may charge you a fee to receive alerts on your wireless device). SMC ALERT is available in all cities and towns in San Mateo County. Please read the FAQ’s for more information.

San Mateo Union High School District Ranked #26 in California

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The San Mateo published new report, listing San Mateo Union High School District 26th in the State.


As the 2017-18 school year kicks off, parents and students can see how their school district stacks up against others in the state as has released its annual rankings of best schools and school districts in the country.

The 2018 rankings released this month rank elementary, middle and high schools as well as school districts.

In the Golden State, the Silicon Valley area reigns supreme, taking the first three slots on the list of the best districts. The list is led by Palo Alto Unified School District, followed by Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District.

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