Forwarded from Betsy Eddy of Diamond Heights Community Association:
Thank you to all who voted for Resilient Diamond Heights for the Participatory Budgeting for District 8 provided by Supervisor Jeff Sheehy. RDH came in 5th in the voting among 11 projects that were selected. With the funding, RDH will be able to purchase supplies for the Neighborhood Support Center and Diamond Heights NERT for use after a disaster; provide 100 emergency kits for seniors and people with disabilities; and develop training and templates to improve emergency plans for the 13 housing developments in Diamond Heights with an emphasis on checking on older people, people with disabilities and those that live alone in an emergency situation.
Resilient Diamond Heights is looking for more people to be involved in disaster resilience planning in the neighborhood and for more volunteers to train to activate St. Aidan’s Church as a Neighborhood Support Center after a disaster or local emergency. Please consider joining us for the following training/drill.
Resilient Diamond Heights Heat Wave Center Drill on May 24th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Please join RDH for a simulation of opening St. Aidan’s as a Heat Wave Relief Center when temperatures soar above 85 – 90 degrees for two to three days in a row. Dinner at 6:00 pm will be followed by the drill in which each person will have a name tag and role either as volunteer staff implementing the Incident Command System (ICS) or as guests. The ICS is used nationally by first responders so that response and communications are coordinated among police, fire fighters and paramedics. ICS use is suggested for nonprofit groups involved in disaster resilience planning. We will have props, safety vests and equipment to help with the role playing.