Tag Archives: CERT
BE PREPARED A 6.9-magnitude earthquake will hit the Hayward Fault on Saturday, Apr. 27 — simulated in a citywide emergency preparedness drill. Sign up on the city page to participate in local neighborhood drills from 9 to 11 a.m. No matter what your level of community emergency response team (CERT) training, you’re welcome to join in the drills, feedback from experts, and then a citywide debriefing. Earthquake prediction remains a field filled with more noise than signal, but seismologists have consistently warned that the Big One is likely to hit the Hayward Fault in the foreseeable future. Read the Berkeleyside article on the emergency drill.
YOU EAT WHAT THEY FARM Family physician Daphne Miller traveled to seven innovative family farms around the country to uncover the connection between how we care for our bodies and how we grow our food. Miller will be talking about what she found in her visits and, while writing Farmacology, on Saturday, Apr. 27 at 4 p.m. at Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave. Miller, who lives in Berkeley, is a practicing physician and professor of family medicine at UCSF, as well as a noted author. Her previous book, The Jungle Effect, looked at the healthy diets of poor native populations around the world. There’s a wine and cheese reception at The Dailey Method around the corner, immediately after Miller’s talk. … Continue reading »
A Berkeley-wide disaster exercise is set to take place later this month, and the city is working hard to get as many people involved as possible.
Participation ranges from the exceedingly simple — just sign up to receive emergency text alerts about the drill — to the more involved, with local business and neighborhood groups planning a range of activities. … Continue reading »
Berkeley’s City Council Tuesday night debated how the city’s disaster preparedness program has been disproportionately adopted in the hill districts, and left vulnerable — and generally poorer — districts in the flats far behind in terms of both training and allocation of emergency caches.
A report from the Disaster & Fire Safety Commission (DFSC) featured a map showing the heavy concentration of emergency caches in Districts 5 and 6, and a thin scattering in Districts 3 and 4. The caches are containers of equipment awarded to communities who have demonstrated a minimum level of readiness, which includes completing a certain amount of emergency training. There are currently 79 caches in total in the city’s neighborhoods. … Continue reading »
The basement below Barrows Hall was buzzing with activity this morning, since it served as the command center for UC Berkeley’s annual campuswide disaster drill. At University Health Services Tang Center, volunteers simulated having injuries ranging from abrasions to a severed arm, allowing the clinic staff to practice triage and treatment.
The university police and fire departments and hazardous waste teams also established command centers on campus. … Continue reading »