Recent Fire Safety Fair by Sunnyside Community Connectors

Sunnyside Community Connectors recently held a Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair. More about this community organization here: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLivingCampaign/

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Supervisor Yee (center), Lt. Jonathan Baxter, SFFD (fourth from left), Michael Wong, CYC Program Director (third from left) and the Community Youth Center staff
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Mary Notch,  Product Safety Investigator, US Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Inspector Darrel Stone, SFFD.

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Jan 15: Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair at Sunnyside

Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair on Wednesday January 15th, 11 AM – 2 PM, at 419 Hearst Avenue (Edna).

Sponsored by Sunnyside Community Connectors. Educational material, demonstrations, and free giveaways of smoke alarms and handcrank flashlight-radios.

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SNA Quarterly Meeting Summary, Nov 2019

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association held its quarterly meeting last night. Here is a summary. Many thanks to our speakers at the final meeting of 2019.

Highlights of the meeting included:

Announcements

  • SNA elections in February, 2020. Please consider running for office!
  • Come to the senior exercise program at St. Finn Barr, Monday and Wednesdays at 9:30am
  • The SNA holiday party will be on Sunday, December 8 at the Sunnyside Conservatory

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Emergency Preparedness classes start this week

Emergency Preparedness Academy

If disaster strikes: Are you prepared? Get Prepared with these three classes offered FREE to older adults in Sunnyside! Disaster can strike at anytime. Being prepare gives you and your love ones a safety net in case of a major disaster.

Community Youth Centers SF CYC in conjunction with the Department of Building Inspection’s Seismic Safety Out-reach Program (SSOP) want to make sure you are prepared.

THESE THREE FREE COURSES will help you: Prepare/Response, Mitigation and Fire Safety, and Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR. Attend two of the three classes and receive a FREE Starter Disaster KIT.

FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING:

  • DAYS: Wednesdays, Oct. 9, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23
  • TIME: 10:30 to 11:30 AM
  • PLACE: St. Finn Barr Catholic School, 419 Hearst Street (Ask for Olivia)

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SF Examiner: ‘Report: Large parts of SF “not adequately protected” from fires after major earthquake’

Areas impacted by Grand Jury report include parts of District 7. From SF Examiner. Source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/report-large-parts-of-sf-not-adequately-protected-from-fires-after-major-earthquake

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Report: Large parts of SF ‘not adequately protected’ from fires after major earthquake

Civil grand jury urges expansion of emergency firefighting water system

JOSHUA SABATINI

Sep. 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.

San Francisco’s high-pressure fire-fighting water system protects some of the densest neighborhoods but large parts of The City are not covered by it, leaving residents “inadequately protected” from blazes after a major earthquake.

A recent civil grand jury report, “Act Now Before It Is Too Late: Aggressively Expand and Enhance Our High-Pressure Emergency Firefighting Water System,” raised the alarm about the lack of coverage for neighborhoods like the Sunset, Richmond and Bayview.

Stephen Garber, who served on the civil grand jury, said that “to have large areas of The City not adequately protected is simply wrong.”

“This is not a new issue. The City has known about it for years. We are not criticizing anybody in the past, but the question is how quickly can we act and what can we do now,” Garber said during Thursday’s Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee hearing on the report.

The Auxiliary Water Supply System, also known as the Emergency Firefighting Water System, dates back to 1913 and was installed in response to the fire following the Great Earthquake of 1906. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission operates the independent system, which delivers water at high pressures, comprising 135 miles of pipeline and 150 cisterns. Continue reading “SF Examiner: ‘Report: Large parts of SF “not adequately protected” from fires after major earthquake’”