Fire Safety

Fire Prevention and Safety Fair in the Sunset District May 14

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Tzu Chi Foundation, 2901 Irving Street, SF
San Francisco Fire Department’s (SFFD) enhanced Fire Prevention and Education team promotes fire safety through community outreach and education. This is an effort to engage the communities we serve with their local firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics.
San Francisco Fire Department, in collaboration with Community Youth Center and Tzu Chi Foundation will hold a Community Safety Fair for members of the public. This fair will include fire prevention and emergency preparedness education materials, demonstrations, and answers to inspection questions. SFFD EMS members will teach hands-only CPR and the SFFD recruitment team will be available to answer questions related to the department’s hiring process. Free smoke detectors will be available while supplies last to homeowners in San Francisco.
Program:
10–10:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Resource Table Open
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Fire Safety Presentation
Experts on hand will include:
·         Jonathan Baxter, San Francisco Fire Public InformationOfficer
·         Inspector Tomie Kato, San Francisco Bureau of FirePrevention
·         Recruitment Officer Keith Baraka, Division of Training
·         Paramedics from the SFFD EMS Division
·         SFFD Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Members for Disaster Preparedness
·         Department of Emergency Management for Disaster Preparedness and 911 call center information.
·         San Francisco Police Department A.L.E.R.T. Program
·         Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
·         Michael Wong, and associates from the Community Youth Center
·         City College of San Francisco Fire Science students
The fair will feature:
·         Live Fire Extinguisher Demonstration allowing for the participation of the attendees.
·         Fire Prevention Safety Handouts from NFPA, including creating an escape plan in your home and workplace, fire extinguisher information and tips such as the PASS acronym.
·         An ambulance will be available to look at and walk through with EMS staff.
·         A Fire Engine will be present to look at and walk through with Suppression staff.
For more information, contact Jonathan Baxter, San Francisco Fire Department: firepio@sfgov.org

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