From KQED today after the Napa Earthquake this weekend:
Great project on Kickstarter!
"Putting together a great disaster bag is something that's been on everyone's to-do lists for ages, but it never seems to get done. So we've designed one for you!
In the aftermath of a natural disaster it takes about 72 hours for rescue services to arrive. Our Go Bag will keep you safe and comfortable until the cavalry arrives, and will allow you to deal with any emergencies in the interim.
Starting in mid-2012, we've had over one hundred meetings with doctors, first responders, emergency medicine specialists, and members of the special forces community to refine the design of our Go Bag. The bag and gear that's come out of that process is a carefully pared-down set of equipment--everything you want, with no dead weight.
A bag with all the gear you need to keep yourself and your community safe in the aftermath of a natural disaster
The Department of Emergency Management is working with IDEO on a new project called SF72 - learn more here: sf72.org/
"Here’s the thing: actual emergencies look more like people coming together than cities falling apart. Past disasters–from Sandy to Fukushima–have proven that connected communities are more resilient.
Of course, preparedness is about getting your supplies together. But it’s also about knowing your neighbors, lending a hand, and sharing your knowledge.
San Francisco is full of creative, diverse, and visionary minds: we don’t need to look far to become a better prepared city.
We just need to look to each other."
NERT has an upcoming meeting, open to the public on January 30th:
Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS) presentation
"Join Lt. Erica Arteseros and the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), with Reuben Hechanova, Co-Coordinator from the Inner Richmond Team and Battalion 7 & 8 Team Coordinators partner with the members of CAPSS program as they help to educate us and all citizens who live and work in San Francisco about the buildings we live and work in.
The County Fair Building (formerly the Hall of Flowers) is just inside GG Park @ 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way." (info from eventbrite link).
San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is a community based training program dedicated to a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach.
NERT is a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in San Francisco. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention. The training also includes hands-on disaster skills that will help individuals respond to a personal emergency as well as act as members of a neighborhood response team.
San Francisco is made up of many neighborhoods. We are training to be one ready community when it counts. The Emergency Response is key but the Neighborhood Team comes first.