Puente is actively committed to provide emergency communication services and aid during disasters for the South Coast of San Mateo County. The majority of the Adult and youth staff are trained in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR as well as trained in First Aid. Four adult Puente staff are certified Red Cross instructors, and several youth are certified CERTs (Community Emergency Response Team).
Community outreach is part of Puente’s disaster preparedness efforts. Previously Puente provided disaster preparedness information at the PescaderoGrown! Farmer’s Markets in Pescadero and La Honda. Now Puente is getting the community involved in the efforts by providing Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid training.
The disaster preparation activities are funded in part by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.