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NERT News

NERTNews Volume 1, Issue 1

Articles & Team News
Events & Training
Advisory Board & Committees
NERTs Need to kNow
Frequently Asked Questions about NERT
Editor's note

Articles & Team News

Citywide Drill 2009Citywide drill leader huddle 2009

The volunteers of the San Francisco Fire Department NERT program demonstrate their commitment to response readiness on a regular basis. This April 18, 2009 323 trained NERT members from throughout the City came together to commemorate the Anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and drill with their neighbors.

While there were opportunities to respond to multiple rooms of injured people, controlled fire extinguishment, and victim rescue using cribbing and mechanical advantage, a key component of this drill was to master effective assessment for and communication with the Fire Department.

Thank you to all who participated.
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2009 EMS Awards

Lynn Jacklevich, NERT Advisory Board Chair, was awarded this years Community Service Award!


award

award ceremony

Earthquake Preparation Tips for Seniors

BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE

Create your emergency plans.

Involve family, neighbors, and care givers. Have them help you make your home safer and put together your emergency supplies.

Find a  buddy - someone you call every day at the same time just to  check in' and let each other know you're all right.

Decide who will check on you after an earthquake. Give everyone each other's contact information.

Tell them your special needs. Show them how to operate any equipment you use, where your emergency supplies are; give them a spare key.

Plan and practice the best escape routes from your home.

Find safe spots in your home for different kinds of emergencies.

Prepare for sheltering in place: you may need to be self-sufficient for at least 3 days. See the kit lists on the next page. Consider making signs to put in your window: I'm OK or I need help could help rescuers and save your voice!

Prepare for evacuation: have a bag with the medicines (or prescriptions), clothing, and valuables you need to take with you.

Collect your important papers–insurance, bank information–ahead of time so you can find them quickly and easily if you need to evacuate. Give copies to a family member outside the Bay Area.

Make plans for your pet–shelters accept only working animals, like seeing-eye dogs. See if a neighbor can look after your pets.

Contact the Vial of Life program for storing medicines and prescriptions.

Make your home safer.

Eliminate hazards, such as bookcases that could fall and block doorways–attach them to the wall.

Make it as easy as possible to get under a sturdy table or desk quickly for protection.

Anchor your telephone, television, and any life support equipment. Tanks of gas (oxygen) should be fastened to wall studs.

Put a security light in each room. These plug into any outlet and light up automatically if there is a loss of electricity. They operate for 4 to 6 hours and can be turned off by hand in an emergency.

Walking aids should be kept near you at all times. Store extra walking aids in different rooms of the house.

Keep a list of medications, allergies, special equipment, names and numbers of doctors, pharmacists and family members. Make several copies so you can have one with you at all times and in different places in your home.

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Events & Training

Calendar

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Advisory Board & Committees

Meet the Board

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NERTs Need to kNow

Recertify

Team Info (PDF)

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Frequently Asked Questions about NERT (FAQ's)

What is NERT?
How does NERT Benefit the Community?
How do I become a NERT Volunteer?
What does NERT training involve?
Who can take NERT Training?
What if I have concerns about my age or physical ability?
Why take NERT training?
What is available beyond the basic training?

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