San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Conducts April 17th Citywide Drill

San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Conducts April 17th Citywide Drill (PDF)
 

MEDIA ADVISORY
Public Information Office

Contact: Lt. Erica Arteseros, NERT Program Coordinator  
(415) 970-2022 (Office)
(415) 254-5865 (Cell)
 

San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Conducts April 17 Citywide Drill

Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) members from all over San Francisco will convene on Saturday, April 17th to put their training into action in this 3-hour drill.  NERT volunteers will practice search & rescue techniques, triaging injured victims, setting up staging areas, and other essential disaster response skills.  This year's drill commemorates the 1906 Earthquake & Fire and the 20th Anniversary of the NERT Program.  NERT has held annual citywide drills since 1992; approximately 300 volunteers participate each year.  Since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, NERT has trained over 20,000 citizens to assist the San Francisco Fire Department after a severe earthquake or other major emergency by taking care of themselves, their families and their neighbors.

WHEN:
Saturday April 17, 2010
8:30am to 1:00pm

WHERE:
Everett Middle School (450 Church St)
Enter the School Yard on 17th Street between Church and Sanchez

WHO:
All San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team graduates, interested members of the public and City leaders.

ABOUT NERT:
The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is an emergency preparedness organization sponsored by the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD).  The program offers free, basic and advanced preparedness training to those who live and work in San Francisco, and provides an organizing framework for neighborhood teams in the City.  Teams gather after a catastrophic incident to survey their neighborhoods, provide information to the SFFD, conduct light search & rescue and medical triage, help transport victims to medical treatment facilities, and direct untrained volunteers.

Since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, NERT has trained over 20,000 citizens to assist the San Francisco Fire Department after a major disaster by taking care of themselves, their families, and their neighbors.  Information on upcoming NERT trainings can be found on the NERT website: www.sfgov.org/sfnert, or by calling: 415-970-2022.

 

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