Record turnout for our 2019 drill

Nearly 530 individuals turned out for the Burlingame Neighborhood Network’s seventh annual Burlingame Disaster Survival Drill on Saturday, October 12, 2019, participating in 32 neighborhood groups throughout the city.  Last year, 424 people took part. The drill was supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Burlingame CERTs and local HAM radio…

CERT training

CERT training provides private citizens with basic skills needed to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. The best way you can get prepared for emergencies is to take Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, a  course offered by the Central County Fire…

Block activity ideas

Now is the perfect time to plan a get-together on your block so that neighbors can get to know one another. Studies have shown that after large-scale natural disasters, it’s frequently friends and neighbors who are the key to survival. A neighborhood party doesn’t need to be complicated. You can set up a card table and…

Burlingame’s 2018 Drill

More than 400 Burlingame residents participated in the Citywide Emergency Drill on October 13, 2018, which was conducted on 23 neighborhood blocks throughout Burlingame. They learned how to self-organize and support one another during a disaster and how to send requests for help and receive official notifications via a volunteer Ham radio network. NBC Bay…

How to turn off gas

How to Turn Off Gas Here’s advice from professional safety responders and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) about whether to turn off the gas following an earthquake or other disaster. After a disaster, shut off the gas ONLY if you smell a strong odor of gas, you hear gas escaping from a broken or disconnected…