NERT Conduct Drills to Commemorate Loma Prieta Earthquake - October 16, 2010
Lt. Erica Arteseros
SFFD NERT Program Coordinator
San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Conducts October 16th Drills
Catastrophic incident response drills commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
NERT members from all over San Francisco will meet at staging areas in five different locations in the City on October 16th to put their training into action in this three-hour drill. NERT volunteers at each location have planned their drill activities, which may include practicing search and rescue techniques, triaging injured victims, setting up staging areas, and other essential disaster response skills. NERT has held annual Citywide drills since 1992. Between 200 to 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.
VISUAL TV / PHOTO OPP:
Opportunities to take action shots of NERT volunteers in NERT hard hats and emergency response clothing, participating in emergency drill activities simulating search and rescue, triaging victims, and other catastrophic incident operations. Live interview opportunities with NERT Program Coordinator and NERT volunteers.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Saturday, October 16, 2010
|Battalion 3||South Park||betw. 2nd & 3rd St.||10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m|
|Battalion 4||Laurel Hill Playground||Euclid @ Collins||11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Battalion 6||Parque Niños Unidos||23rd St. @ Folsom||10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
|Battalion 8||County Fair Building||9th Ave. @ Lincoln Way||10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
|Battalion 10||Daniel Webster School Gym||465 Missouri (enter Texas betw. 19th & 20th)||10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
All San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team graduates, interested members of the public, and government leaders.
MEDIA CONTACTS AT OCTOBER 16 EVENT:
Lt. Erica Arteseros, NERT Program Coordinator
Office: (415) 970-2022
Cell: (415) 235-0332
Mindy Talmadge, SFFD Public Information Officer
Office: (415) 558-3403
Cell: (415) 699-6150
The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is an emergency preparedness organization sponsored by the San Francisco Fire Department. The program offers free preparedness training to those who live and work in San Francisco, and provides an organizing framework for neighborhood teams in the city. NERT teams gather after a catastrophic incident to survey their neighborhoods, provide information to the SFFD, conduct light search and rescue and medical triage, help transport victims to medical facilities, and direct untrained volunteers. Since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, NERT has trained over 20,000 citizens to assist the Fire Department after a major disaster by taking care of themselves, their families, and their neighbors. Information on upcoming NERT training can be found on the NERT website, http://www.sf-fire.org//node/219, or by calling 415-970-2022.