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Are you prepared for San Francisco's big earthquake?

If the images from Haiti following their 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12th weren’t enough of an influence, hopefully today’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile have convinced you to take the time to put together a plan for yourself and your family so that you all are prepared for the days following San Francisco’s big earthquake.

There is no way in the world the 10 people who work at the SFFD’s Bluxome Street Fire Battalion Station (Station No. 8 ) are going to be able to help possibly up to 40,000 people at AT&T ballpark during a Giants game, thousands of people possibly in the below ground tunnels around Moscone Center for a conference, and the multiple high-rise residential and office towers in Rincon Hill and nearby.  We will be on our own for the first few days.  If you take the free training offered by the San Francisco Fire Department’s NERT program, you will be much better prepared to take care of yourself and your family and neighbors.  Signing up for a NERT class should be a To Do for you as a San Franciscan.

Everyone should have an earthquake kit at home, at work, and in their car – at least a few gallons of drinking water as suggested by emergency professionals.  You can find information on what needs to go into the earthquake kits at the following web sites:

www.72hours.org

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

SFFD NERT site

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