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DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS SF72 Community _________ ____ SF72 Community is DEM’s grassroots emergency preparedness outreach in San Francisco’s neighborhoods. With every opportunity to engage and share emergency preparedness information and to promote opting into AlertSF, the City’s emergency notification system, San Francisco becomes more prepared and resilient. This year SF72 Community participated in many community events and celebrations including: SF72 Community Preparedness The SF72 community preparedness program provides emergency preparedness education to San Franciscans in a manner that is inspiring, empowering, and simple. The goals of the program are to ensure all who live in, work in, and visit San Francisco know what to do before, during, and after an emergency; to take simple steps to get connected to emergency resources; and, to share SF72 emergency preparedness information with friends and loved ones so San Francisco can be prepared and resilient. The program is available digitally on www.sf72.org; scholastically through SF72 Youth, which targets San Francisco children through school curriculum and after school programming; and, interactively through SF72 Community, which engages San Franciscans through community gatherings and specials events. SF72 Youth The SF72 Youth program celebrates youth as the next generation of emergency preparedness champions and engages students to adopt and share emergency preparedness knowledge within San Francisco youth’s social and family networks. The SF72 Youth 2017 key accomplishments include partnering with the San Francisco Unified School District to integrate emergency preparedness education within subject-matter relevant curriculum for our middle school students. Additionally, SF72 Youth broadcast tsunami and earthquake preparedness education through special events that garnered the attention and coverage on traditional and social media. These events included: ShakeOut with Glen Park Elementary School Every third Thursday of October is the Great ShakeOut, California’s drop, cover, and hold-on drill that promotes earthquake preparedness. While many organizations (including members of the general public) participate in the annual ShakeOut, DEM partners with the San Francisco Unified School District to ensure the drill is practiced in all SFUSD schools, and highlights one school in which the Mayor joins the students in the drill. This year Glen Park Elementary School’s T-1 kindergarten class was joined by Mayor Lee, District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, DEM Executive Director Anne Kronenberg, SFFD Chief Hayes- White, and SFPD Deputy Chief Mikail Ali to experience an interactive SF72 Youth emergency preparedness lesson before practicing the life-saving drop, cover, and hold-on earthquake safety move. The Great Shakeout marked another example of how SF72 Youth is contributi ng to a prepared and resilient San Francisco. Marina Middle School Tsunami Walk and Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Education Fair During National Tsunami Preparedness Week, DEM joined hundreds of Marina Middle School students for the annual San Francisco Tsunami Walk. The walk began at the Marina Green at Fillmore Street and Marina Boulevard and involved more than 120 students alongside city, school district, and emergency officials. As they would in a real event, the students demonstrated how the public should move inland and to higher ground when a tsunami is on the way. The walk concluded at the area’s designated Tsunami Evacuation Site: Marina Middle School. The day also integrated an emergency preparedness expo for the entire student body that featured DEM’s SF72 Youth program, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area, and the Salvation Army. • OMI Community Action Organization Preparedness Presentation • 9-1-1 Community Sit-alongs that took place throughout Dispatcher Week • Mercy Terrace Senior Center Preparedness Presentation • Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Preparedness Fair, Chinatown • Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Drill • Richmond Community Health Fair • Cayuga Community Connectors Preparedness Presentation • Bayview Neighborfest • OMI Neighborfest • Marina Middle School Tsunami Walk and Preparedness Fair • San Francisco Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response Village • AT&T Giant’s Public Safety Day and Fair at AT&T Ball Park • DBI Earthquake & Safety Fair at Bill Graham Auditorium • Federal Reserve Public Safety Fair • National Civic Day of Hacking at Code for America • Miraloma Park Neighborfest • SFPD’s National Night Out • Diamond Heights Neighborfest • Bark at the Park Duboce Park • Carnaval San Francisco