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Free Three-Hour Personal Disaster Preparedness Workshops from San Francisco Fire Department

San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) and San Francisco SAFE offer training classes four times in January for folks interested in learning about disaster preparedness. I highly recommend attending this training, and I also recommend you consider attending the full NERT training program.

What: Free, Three-Hour Personal Preparedness Workshop and NERT Block Captain Training
This workshop will cover what every individual should know to prepare personally for a disaster, large or small. Topics include:

  • Risk awareness
  • Disaster supplies
  • Personal disaster planning
  • Utilities overview
  • NERT overview
  • Block disaster pre-planning with NERT and SF SAFE

Where: San Francisco Fire Department Division of Training, 2310 Folsom Street near 19th Street

When:
Thursday, January 17th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 19th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

How: RSVP to sffdnert@sfgov.org or call 415-970-2024 to register

If you want to take it up a notch and attend the full-blown NERT training, there is a class that will be offered at SFFD Headquarters in South Beach at 698 2nd Street (at Townsend) on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning February 19th and ending March 25th. Visit www.sfgov.org/sfnert to RSVP for this free, 6 week course. Please take time now so that you are better prepared to take care of yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster – as Katrina reminded us, City services will be overwhelmed and unable to assist everyone.

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