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

READ FULL ORIGINAL REPORT HERE. 


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’”

Free program on Sept 18: Learn about Vial of Life

vial-of-life_2019_09Sunnyside Community Connectors is holding an informational session of the Vial of Life program. Learn about how individuals can have their complete medical information ready in their home for responder personnel to use during an emergency.

This easy-to-use Vial provided crucial medical information when a patient is not able to speak or remember this information. The Vial program is easy to implement and you can do it this to protect yourself in the event of an emergency. More here: http://www.vialoflife.com/how_to_use_the_vial_of_life/

  • Date: Wednesday September 18th
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Place: St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street (Hearst)
  • Questions? Patti Spaniak patti@sfcommunityliving.org

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Free Emergency Preparedness Course for Sunnyside this Fall

From Sunnyside Community Connectors:

If Disasters Strikes: Are you Prepared?

Disaster can strike at anytime. Being prepared gives you and your loved ones a safety net in case of a major disaster. Community Youth Center, SF (CYC) in conjunction on with the Department of Building Inspection’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program (SSOP) want to make sure you are prepared.

We offer 5 preparedness courses:
1. Personal Preparedness
2. Response and Recovery
3. Home Mitigation
4. Fire Safety
5. Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR

Complete all 5 preparedness courses and receive a FREE Disaster Kit!!!

Workshop Schedule: WEDNESDAYS from: 10:30 am — 11:30 am

  1. October 9 — Preparedness and Response & Recovery
  2. October 16 — Mitigation and Fire Safety
  3. October 23 — Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR (Graduation)

Register Today! EMAIL: Olivia oliviafp2014@gmail.com
Sunnyside Community Connectors
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Get to Know Stop Crime SF

Joel Engardio, vice-president of Stop Crime SF, recently spoke at SNA’s quarterly meeting about the new SF organization.

Get to Know Stop Crime SF

If you care about stopping crime, you should get to know Stop Crime SF. It is a local non-profit organization to fight crime in San Francisco. “We use advocacy, court watch and legislation to address an epidemic of property crime in San Francisco and hold every part of the criminal justice system accountable,” said Joel Engardio, vice president of Stop Crime SF.

Stop Crime SF advocacy moved the Board of Supervisors to amend a recent video surveillance law to ensure police officers are still able to receive and use private security video provided by homeowners and businesses to solve crimes. The new law bans the city from using facial recognition technology and regulates the use of city-operated video cameras.

The group’s Court Watch program was featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle and in several articles by columnist Heather Knight. Continue reading “Get to Know Stop Crime SF”