Free Three-Hour Personal Disaster Preparedness Workshops from San Francisco Fire Department
|December 21, 2007||Posted by jamie under Public Services||
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.