GetReady 94920

GetReadyOne year ago, in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake and in the wake of lessons learned from the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, the project, “Get Ready 94920”, undertook to get all households on the Tiburon peninsula prepared to survive a regional disaster. The task force, made up of representatives from the Belvedere Community Foundation, the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, Belvedere Police Chief and City Manager, Tiburon Town Manager and Police Chief and the Tiburon Fire Department, created a training program for local residents. Ed Lynch of the Tiburon Fire Department assembled a disaster preparedness manual tailored specifically for the Tiburon Peninsula. To date, 37.5% of Belvedere households have taken the training, made a family plan, and stocked emergency supplies of food and water to last 3 to 5 days.

The goal for the coming year is to get at least 60% of the community trained and ready. With as many families as possible ready to shelter in place after a catastrophic event, the Fire and Police professionals will be better able to deal with the true emergencies. Visit the website for more information and a current list of dates for training sessions, www.getready94920.org. If you have taken the training, it is time to refresh your food and water supplies and review your family plan.