We invite you to participate in Burlingame’s next Citywide Emergency Drill from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Participating in the drill is the best thing you can do to familiarize yourself, your family and your neighbors with best practices for responding to a major disaster. It’s free and we will supply all the materials you need at no cost. We will also show you how to use an emergency communications network to request help from professional emergency responders and receive official notifications.
If you are interested in participating or learning more, email email@example.com. Please include your street address so we can match you with others interested in your neighborhood.
The drill is organized by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network and supported by the City of Burlingame, the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, local CERTs and local Ham radio operators.
You will need at least eight people to run a drill on your block. It’s best if they live nearby, since the purpose of the drill is to help neighbors get to know one another and learn to help each other in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. We can supply the names of people in your area who are interested in participating, although they likely won’t live on your block. At least one member from each drill group – and anyone else who is interested – is invited to attend two workshops to learn how to do the drill. Both will be held in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road.
- Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Drill Walk-Through. We’ll show you how the drill is done.
- Thursday, October 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Communications Workshop. You’ll learn how to communicate within your neighborhood and how to use our city’s emergency communications network.
If you prefer, we can assign you to another group’s drill to see how it is done.
A total of 424 Burlingame residents participated in last year’s drill. Click here to learn more about last year’s drill.