A local training program offers tips for the next big earthquake and other emergencies. By AMANDA MARTINEZ
Oct.17 marks the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Guest escapes through the window, firefighters go in for the tenant. En Español
On a brisk, cold night in the Mission, a group of neighborhood residents gather to discuss whether or not it is appropriate to drink water out of the toilet tank. En Español
Class 1 was filled with promises of hard hats and reflective vests. Class 2 is all business. En Español
Inside, the talk is of getting into character. Certain victims are instructed to pant heavily, others to respond nonsensically to questions. Those sorted into the "yellow" category are given this motivation: “You’re noisemakers. You’re basically a distraction. Scream a lot.” En Español
“Bag 'em” means 'Give him some air.' Not 'Put him in a body bag.'" En Español
"Our safety word is "Run!" he says. NERT Disaster Training, Parts 5 and 6. En Español
"It was a good fire," said Lieutenant Anita Paratley. Meaning: It was a big fire. En Español
But guys with clipboards have appeared.
A three-alarm fire that spread between two residential buildings in the Mission this morning was contained after about an hour, and no injuries were reported. In total, 27 tenants were displaced from the two apartment buildings, and it’s unclear when they will be able to return. The fire was reported at 8:34 a.m. near the rear of two buildings: a four-story, 16-unit building at 3525...
Leaning against the doorway of his charred building on Monday, 15-year-old Diego Vasquez said he is coming to terms with the fact that “everything my father has worked for” is lost. “I don’t show my emotions,” said Vasquez, who lived at 33-37 29th St. with three members of his family and two friends before a five-alarm fire on Saturday destroyed...
Up until the five-alarm fire damaged the Graywood single room occupancy hotel and left 58 tenants without a place to live, the SRO was managed by a housing startup that matches roommates and manages co-living spaces for young professionals. Under its management, the Graywood’s tenants began to include tech workers and others able to pay up to $1,400 a month...
In an effort to address widespread rumors of arson in the the Mission District, supervisors probed city officials Wednesday about the causes of fires that have displaced some 194 people and claimed the lives of three more in recent years. For their part, the displaced residents wanted to know about their housing options. District 9 Supervisor David Campos called a...