Resilient Diamond Heights Neighborhood Fire Evacuation Planning Meeting June 28th
The Diamond Heights Community Association and Resilient Diamond Heights are continuing advocacy to the SFFD and City officials for help mitigating the potential for fire storms in Glen Canyon Park and on Billy Goat Hill. Sparks from a fire igniting brush and eucalyptus trees could possibly reach homes in Glen Park, Diamond Heights and Miraloma Park. A fire could move quickly on a windy day. Due to the potential danger for neighborhoods, a staff person at the the Department of Emergency Management suggested having a Neighborhood Evacuation Plan in place.
Our Resilient Diamond Heights Workgroup plans to meet and discuss neighborhood evacuation planning:
RDH Workgroup Meeting
Thursday, June 28th
6:00 pm – light dinner (please contact Betsy Eddy at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to attend so there will be plenty of food)6:30 – 8:00 pm – planning meeting for neighborhood evacuationSt. Aidan’s ChurchParking permissible in the shopping center parking lot
The RDH agenda will include:
- Historical fires – the need for evacuation
- Questions to ask City officials including: how and how fast can evacuation notices be delivered to residents? Will messages go to every phone in the evacuation area?
- In an evacuation, what can be done to assist people with no cars?
- Encouraging everyone to sign up for AlertSF which would be one means to alert residents to evacuate.
AlertSF Info from Department of Emergency Management
AlertSF is a text-based notification system for San Francisco’s residents and visitors. AlertSF will send alerts regarding emergencies disrupting vehicular/pedestrian traffic, watches and warnings for tsunamis, flooding, and Citywide post-disaster information to your registered wireless devices and email accounts. Registrants can also sign up to receive English-language automated information feeds and/or alerts targeted to specific areas of the City. To sign up for AlertSF, text the AlertSF to 888-777 or visit: www.alertsf.org