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…

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Free emergency supplies for neighborhoods

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network has distributed 10 out of 20 emergency caches that the Burlingame City Council has allocated for neighborhood groups that have a track record of engagement in emergency preparedness activities. The caches, valued at $550, are for use in neighborhoods in the event of an emergency. They are filled with emergency supplies that…

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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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