Emergency Preparedness in Communities (EPiC)

EPiC for Emergency Preparedness in Communities is the new name of the district-wide 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation CERPP. The Board of Directors thought it was time to lighten things up and showcase the organization's evolution. Also it was a problem that CERPP rhymed with CERT, and the spelled-out name never fit on forms. Bonus: EPiC means something very positive, whereas CERPP was "just an acronym."

EPiC is funded by the Woodside Fire Protection District, the Town of Woodside, the Town of Portola Valley, and supplemented by grants and private fundraising. It is overseen by a Board of Directors made up of residents, town managers, retired and current fire chiefs, and residents of neighboring communities. Selena Brown, WFPD Public Education Officer and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, serves as EPiC's president.

View the EPiC February 2023 (PDF).