The Daly City Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Team Program (N.E.T.) is designed to educate Daly City citizen groups about disaster skills necessary in surviving a major disaster. On October 17, 1989, the significant damage and disruption created by the Loma Prieta earthquake was a signal of the importance to educate citizens in basic emergency techniques. Through a series of five modules, this program will provide a basic level of skill in the areas of earthquake preparedness, hazard mitigation, disaster medicine, and light search and rescue. The intention of this training is to transform a group of individuals into a neighborhood network that will be able to provide aid and emergency assistance for both themselves and the surrounding community.
The Fire Department will be hosting a newly revised Neighborhood Emergency Training class beginning on November 4, 2000. The entire class can now be completed in two sessions. The session schedule is listed below:
Modules 1,2,3: Earthquake Preparedness, Hazard Mitigation, and Disaster Medicine
November 4 Class time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Modules 4,5 Light Search and Rescue, Team Exercises
November 11 Class time: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Gellert Park Clubhouse, 50 Wembley Drive, Daly City.
We currently have 67 people on our waiting list for these classes and 21 people that need to make up classes. Please contact Fire Marshal David Dewey at (650) 991-8150 as soon as possible to reserve your spot. If you cannot attend this class, we will be scheduling one other class in early 2001.
It is important that you attend both classes in the series to receive your certification. We are looking forward to a large and enthusiastic class. We hope to see you there.