"Supervisor Katy Tang's office has been working with neighbors and community organizations to develop an emergency preparedness action plan specific to the Sunset District, called Resilient Sunset. We are excited to announce that the Neighborhood Supply Bins Pilot Program will be launched this month. Under this pilot project, NERT-certified residents or SF SAFE participants in the Sunset are eligible to receive free emergency supply bins for storage in their home, along with emergency preparedness supplies.
The bins have been made in partnership with Recology, and they are the same size as your recycling, trash, and compost bins. Participants will need to agree to a few conditions in order to accept an emergency supply bin, such as maintaining and updating the supplies each year and sharing resources with neighbors during times of emergency. During the pilot phase, we plan to distribute about 50 bins to Sunset residents, faith-based organizations, and non-profits. We hope to continue to provide bins to more residents in our community.
If you are interested in receiving an emergency supply bin, please contact our office at (415) 554-7460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
If the full NERT training is not possible for you at this time, we encourage you to take this free, 2-hour workshop. Taught by SF Fire Fighter (and NERT Program Coodinator) Lt. Erica Artseros. She's a San Francisco native and has been a member of the SFFD since 1994, and the NERT Program Coordinator since 2004. Register here - bit.ly/1vELlvD
SFFD NERT and SFSAFE want you to have skills to be prepared for emergencies big or small, and get to know your neighbors on your block to maximize resiliency after a disaster.
Thursday -October 23, 2014
St. Philip Church & School
775 Diamond St @ 24th St
Register - bit.ly/1vELlvD
Personal Readiness for a resilient Community One time workshop for you and your neighbors! What's in it for you? You will learn the basics to take care of yourself and others. SFFD NERT and SF SAFE want you to have skills to be prepared for emergencies big or small, and get to know your neighbors on your block to maximize resiliency after a...
Many in the San Francisco Bay Area were awoken early Sunday morning by the largest earthquake in the region since the Loma Prieta earthquake nearly 25 years ago. While thankfully, San Francisco suffered no damage, this is a good opportunity to remind ourselves that we need to be prepared before the next earthquake or emergency. Being prepared today will make our City's recovery all the more efficient and effective, allowing us all to get back to business as usual, faster.
Let's use this as an opportunity to educate ourselves, our friends and family, and our employees and coworkers about earthquake preparedness and why it is critical to making sure that San Francisco is a resilient City. Please visit www.sf72.org to learn how to get prepared for the next earthquake and how to connect with your community.
I also encourage everyone who lives or works in San Francisco to take the San Francisco Fire Department's free Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) training, and register for the City's e-mail and text-based notification system www.AlertSF.org.
It is often said that real emergencies look more like people coming together rather than cities falling apart. That is why it is important to take steps now so we are all ready for the next emergency.
Let's not wait until the next disaster; let's be prepared today.
Here's some great research from SPUR on preparedness: www.spur.org/featured-project/...
We know that another major earthquake will strike San Francisco — we just don’t know when. SPUR is leading a comprehensive effort to retrofit the buildings and infrastructure that sustain city life. Our goal is to ensure San Francisco’s resiliency and our capacity to not only survive but thrive when a disaster strikes.This multi-year initiative...
Step 1: Get a group together and have the Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) program come give you free training!
From the training page:
"Want to host a N.E.R.T. training in your San Francisco neighborhood? You must have thirty sign-ups and an ADA compliant space able to accommodate at least eighty people. If you do, please contact SFNERT at email@example.com Classes will be scheduled based on need and location."
Looks like Bill Jeong is your neighborhood coordinator and his contact info is here