Still Need to Seismic Retrofit Hospital & Ambulance Depot?

cascadia subduction zoneWouldn’t you have suspected our local emergency responders facilities would already be prepared for an earthquake? Think again.

For San Francisco’s June 2016 Election, a YES on Proposition A, $350 million bond measure, will help ensure that:

  • General Hospital will continue its critical services as a Level 1 trauma center capable of treating serious accident and emergency patients
  • San Francisco’s Emergency Services (such as a vital ambulance facility & the city’s only psych emergency ward) are ready when we need them
  • San Franciscans stay healthy and safe by investing in our hospital, clinics and emergency response – with no additional taxes

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters

inspired by CARD Can Help

Based on Alameda island, Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters is an award winning nonprofit dedicated to helping nonprofits, businesses, and service agencies. CARD can help:

  • Move beyond fear, threat, and dis-empowering messages (such as Potty Posters)
  • Become prepared and ready to respond at little cost
  • Understand—in simple terms—the sometimes complex issues related to disaster response, terrorism, and government operations
  • Feel secure in the knowledge that your community can carry on even after a disaster
  • Meet public and private funder requirements of having a disaster plan in place
  • Network and build stronger relations with other agencies and the emergency response community
  • Empower your staff and volunteers to walk the world feeling safe and more prepared. Such as
    • Community service providers: by offering empowering, cost-effective training that allows them to keep their consumers and staff safe, and understand how to keep their businesses open and operating after a disaster
    • Special needs communities: by creating a safety net of their trained and trusted services agencies
    • Government: by connecting all parts of our community for a united response
    • Traditional emergency responders: by training the community to work in partnership with police, fire, Office of Emergency Services (OES), and other disaster service agencies
    • Businesses: by strengthening the resilience of service providers such as childcare, eldercare, or other critical components of a strong, thriving business community
    • Faith-based organizations: by helping them provide support, information and guidance to their congregants in times of disaster
    • Foundations and corporate sponsors: by helping secure their investments in agencies and the vulnerable communities they support
    • The general public: by creating an easy way for all people to fully participate in preparedness and response, in their own way

SF Bay Liquefaction Susceptibility Map

inspired by US Geological Survey’s San Francisco Bay Liquefaction Susceptibility Map

~25% of the San Francisco Bay region may be exposed to liquefaction with the shaking that has been forecasted. Some of the most hazardous areas are beneath our urban core.  What is the grade of the land you and your loved tread?

New maps show the distribution of rock and sediment having different vulnerabilities to liquefaction when shaken by earthquakes, together with explanation of the process and examples of its effects.

Life on a Dynamic Planet

Inspired by California Academy of Sciences’ exhibit, Earthquake .
Prepare to be moved! Take a kinetic journey through seismic phenomena and explore how they fit into Earth’s geologic history.

Free iTunes U Course:
What are earthquakes?

Earthquake Preparedness Card
6 steps to stay safe in earthquake country.
We know where, but not when.