Preparedness training + A Preparedness kit = Ready for the next earthquake! NERT – or Neighborhood Emergency Response Team – a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups, and community-based organizations in San Francisco, is one of the city’s most effective preparedness organizations. NERT’s Lt. Erica Arteseros explains more about NERT and how to start getting your home’s preparedness kit together.Read more ›
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Documentary filmmaker S. Leo Chiang discusses the role of community in a post disaster environment and his experience in filming his latest documentary; A Village Called Versailles. The film chronicles the Vietnamese communities struggle in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina had devastated their homes. Their story shows the strength and importance of community in the effort to rebuild after a disaster. Download this episode (right click and save) Show [...]Read more ›
Want to make your neighborhood a better place? First, you’ve got to know what assets the community has. As Project Manager of the NENu (“NEN University”) Polk Corridor Resiliency Project, Doris Padilla understands better than most this vital “asset-mapping” process. Doris talks with NENfm about treasure-hunting on the Polk Street Corridor. Episode Length: 22:42 Download this episode (right click and save) Show Information Guest: Doris Padilla, Project Manager of the [...]Read more ›
Most San Franciscans will probably make it through the next Bay Area earthquake. But will residents stick around afterward or leave permanently, repeating the New Orleans story? In this first part of a presentation on the Disaster Recovery Phase, NEN Director Daniel Homsey explains why the Recovery Phase after a major disaster is so important and the challenge of getting people to think now about this phase. Check back soon [...]Read more ›
Given the San Francisco Interfaith Councilâ€™s (SFIC) extensive work in disaster preparedness, I felt that firsthand experience on the ground would be rewarding for myself and SFIC. My name was put on a waiting list for a Dickinson College student/alumni Katrina rebuild-mission trip to New Orleans and, this May, I got the call and went into action. Flying above the Gulf Coast, the darkness of the oil-polluted waters from the [...]Read more ›
From Twitter to Facebook to podcasting and blogging, from President Obama’s Open Government Initiative to San Francisco’s Open Data efforts, we live in interesting times as the roles of citizens, media, and government intertwine and change. Much of this change is driven by interesting new technologies and a reform movement sometimes called “Government 2.0.” However, as NEN director Daniel Homsey reminded me recently, innovation â‰ technology. We must move beyond [...]Read more ›