Become a Ham this summer

It’s easy to become a Ham radio operator this summer by enrolling in two classes. If you do, you’ll be able to communicate directly with Burlingame’s Emergency Operations Center during disasters. You can practice doing so at our annual Citywide Emergency Drill on October 13. Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ham Radio…

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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…

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CERT training

CERT training. The best way you can get prepared for large and small emergencies it to take Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, a 20-hour course offered by the Central County Fire Department free of charge to Burlingame residents. Classes are held on six mornings or evenings, followed by a “Skills Day” on a Saturday,…

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2016 Citywide Emergency Drill

A total of 180 Burlingame residents participated in the Citywide Emergency Drill on October 22, which was organized by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) with support from local HAM radio operators, CERTs, the Central County Fire Department (CCFD) and the Burlingame Police Department. The exercise was far bigger than the previous year’s. During the 90-minute…

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