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
If you have taken the training, it is time to refresh your
food and water supplies and review your family plan.