20th Anniversary of Loma Prieta Earthquake - October 15, 2009

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San Francisco Fire Department Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

(San Francisco, October 14, 2009) – On October 17th, the San Francisco Fire Department will be participating in various events throughout the city to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989.

San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) will be conducting a citywide Emergency Response Drill at the Marina Green from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The formation of NERT was a direct response to the Loma Prieta Earthquake. More than 15,000 SF residents have been trained.

There will be several Fire Department specialized units on display for the viewing pleasure of the public at four different venues. Fire Department personnel will be distributing safety information and explaining Fire Department capabilities related to each piece of equipment.

The Portable Water Supply System, which was set up to battle the fire in the Marina 20 years ago, will be on display at the Marina Green. The Fireboat Guardian will be conducting a water display during a moment of silence, at 5:04 pm at the Marina Yacht Harbor, during the Marina Earthquake Monument dedication ceremony where Mayor Newsom, Supervisor Alioto-Pier, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Firefighters and members of the public will come together and remember those that were lost, those that lost their loved ones and those that became heroes on October 17th, 1989.

SFFD Units on Display from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bayview District: SFFD Multi Casualty Unit On display at Joseph Lee Recreation Center
SFFD Mini Pumper Oakdale Ave & 3rd Street
Mission District:  SFFD Light Rescue Vehicle On display at Parque Ninos Unidos
SFO Airboat 23rd Street& Folsom Street
Sunset District: SFFD Light Rescue Vehicle On display in Parking Lot
SFFD CBRNE Unit 20th Ave. & Irving Street
Marina District: SFFD Mobile Command Unit On display at Marina Green
SFFD CO2 Unit West side
Portable Water Supply System
Fireboat Guardian

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