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NERT and a new home for SFFD Station 1 on SoMa Leadership Council Agenda

The SoMa Leadership Council will be hosting guest speakers from the San Francisco Fire Department to discuss the move of the Station 1 from Howard and 3rd Street over to 5th and Folsom (making way for an expansion of SFMOMA for the Donald and Doris Fisher modern art collection they managed to get) and to discuss getting ready for the big earthquake (not a matter of if, but when) by taking the free training offered via the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) program.

SoMa Leadership Council
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
6:00 PM at The Arc of San Francisco
180 Eleventh Street, 2nd floor (wheelchair accessible)

“… to ensure that South of Market remains a
compassionate, diverse, vibrant and complete neighborhood.”


Brand New Fire House
to Address Some Very Old Problems

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Dear Soma Leadership Council,

In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake killed 62 people throughout Central California; six of the deaths occurred South of Market when the exterior of a brick building collapsed at 6th and Bluxome Streets. At least 27 fires broke out across the City, dozens of people were rescued by firefighters from collapsed buildings, some still on fire.

When it comes to earthquakes and San Francisco, history will repeat itself. It’s an old problem that just won’t go away. While we are can’t control their frequency or their severity, we can still do plenty to lessen the impact earthquakes have on our lives and property.

How far are you right now from the nearest fire house? Do you know the official, designated gathering site South of Market where neighbors should meet after an earthquake to acquire help or donate blood? Do you know what “NERT” stands for?


1. Introductions and announcements

2. SFFD Deputy Chief Gary Massetani updates us on new fire station location

3. SFFD Lt. Erica Arteseros informs us on the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) program

4. Discussion on upcoming SF Entertainment Commission debate

5. Adjournment

One Response to NERT and a new home for SFFD Station 1 on SoMa Leadership Council Agenda

  1. Thanks for posting this on your website.