We invite you to sign up for the 9th annual Burlingame Disaster Survival Drill on Saturday, October 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, street address and cell phone. Please indicate if you’re interested in leading a drill on your block. Otherwise, you may be assigned to another block that is running the exercise.
Hosted by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN), the drill teaches neighbors how to organize and help one another in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, when emergency responders may not be available for 72 hours or later. Participation also helps neighborhoods qualify for free emergency supply caches.
The event is free and all drill materials will be provided. The drill is supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Burlingame CERTs and local HAM radio operators.
A total of 331 people in 31 neighborhood groups participated in last year’s citywide drill, which was our first virtual drill. Nearly 530 individuals in 32 groups took part in our last in-person drill in 2019. This year the drill will observe current county health guidelines and may be virtual, in-person or a combination of both.
Thanks to support from the City of Burlingame, neighborhood groups that participate in at least two drills and have other occasional activities may qualify for a free emergency cache valued at more than $700.
Please join us in this fun and informative exercise!