In the event of a widespread disaster (such as earthquake), the emergency services are likely to be overwhelmed. Our fire department - Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD) - has developed a neighborhood self-help program called CERPP (Citizens Emergency Response and Preparedness Program).
The WFPD has been divided into 25 divisions, nine of which are in Portola Valley. Several of the divisions are further subdivided into areas. The divisions and volunteer leaders are listed below. These locations have communication radios, first aid kits, and trained volunteers to help neighbors in an emergency.
Report to your area or division leader if the following emergency circumstances apply:
- Your phones do not work, or
- You cannot get through to 911, or
- 911 says they have no help to send.
The division and area leaders will have radio contact with the Town's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at the Town Center, which will in turn will have radio contact with the County and State.
|Joy Elliott||30 Shoshone Place|
|Dudley Carlson||2 Coalmine View|
|Elizabeth Papadopoulos||35 Buckeye|
|Staff: John Langford||501 Portola Rd|
|Note: Brookside needs additional leaders! Please click here to send an email for more information.|
|Dave Howes||18 Portola Green Circle|
|Brad Peyton||171 Brookside Dr|
|Michelle Green||440 Golden Oak Dr|
|Note: Westridge needs leaders! Please click here to send an email for more information.|
|Steve Friedman||144 Carmel Way|
|Bill Tagg||450 Old Spanish Trail|
|John Boice||20 Tynan|
|Craig Taylor||111 Santa Maria|
|Eric Ponteri||381 La Cuesta Drive|
|Dave Ellison||171 Durazno Way|
|Brian Wall||340 La Mesa Drive|
|Andy Pflaum||520 La Mesa Drive|