SF Seismic Safety Outreach Program

The Seismic Safety Outreach Program (SSOP) FREE outreach workshops cover  the following topics (classes are available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin & Vietnamese):

1. Personal Preparedness – This general class covers the 3 steps to personal preparedness focusing on a multi-hazard approach. This allows individuals to get hands – on training in a workplace environment. Tailored classes will be available to meet the specific needs of targeted audiences including workplace groups, youth, seniors, people with disabilities, underserved populations, non-English speakers and more.

2. Basic First Aid and Citizen CPR– The purpose of this training is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR, control external bleeding and manage shock in an emergency. Having more citizen bystanders trained in these simple skills can help save lives in unexpected emergencies.

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3. Earthquake Mitigation – Although we cannot predict when an earthquake will occur, much of the damage caused by earthquakes is predictable and preventable. Securing your home and taking special considerations for potential hazards can protect you and your loved ones from injury and harm.

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4. Response and Recovery – The quick response and recovery during and after a catastrophic disaster can allow the community to rebound quicker. Learning the basic techniques and building useful resources to support your personal and neighborhood recovery is immensely important.

5. Fire Safety – Lectures will center on preparing and preventing a home fire, steps to take in response to a home fire and the recovery actions to be taken immediately after a home fire. Instructors will go through home safety checklists, family disaster plans and teach participants how to use a fire extinguisher and install smoke alarms.

SSOP is made possible by San Francisco Department of Building Inspection .

Want more info? or to sign up for a free class? Check with Michael Wong michaelw@cycsf.org , 415-636-1311 . or Lily Madjus Lily.Madjus@sfgov.org

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