page revised: July 12, 2009
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|SAFETY AND DISASTER PLANNING REFERENCE INFORMATION
|Taking Care of Our Neighborhood
Help tackle graffiti with the touch of a button: 311 for Graffiti.
Ever on a walk and see graffiti that you’d like cleaned up? Call 311 on your cell phone while walking. Let them
know about the graffiti by reporting the exact address where the graffiti was found and any other specific details
such as where it is located (on a pole, trash can or on a home, etc.). During the first call, provide them with your
name and email address. Have them EMAIL you a confirmation number for the report. During any future calls,
you can easily and quickly request that they email you the reference number for all complaints. This way you can
have a record of the call in order to follow-up at a later date if the clean-up has not occurred in a timely manner.
The more we call about graffiti, the more the City will need to take this scourge seriously.
Help Stop Graffiti and EARN $250
San Francisco has a Graffiti Rewards Program that aims to reward businesses and residents with $250 for
information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals. Click here for more details. To download the
form and help us stop graffiti, click here.
‘ON THE GO’ INFO: Emergency Police Dispatch: 415-553-8090
This number, when dialed by your cell phone, will connect directly to the SF Police Emergency Dispatch. This can
save some time, since 911 calls dialed by a cell phone are typically handled by the Highway Patrol who will then
transfer you to the correct city number. This number can be used to call for Police related EMERGENCIES such
as witnessing an accident or a crime.
Protect Your Home
Free Home Security Assessment
SF SAFE offers free Home Security Assessments. One of SAFE's Crime Prevention Specialists will walk through
your individual home with you and offer recommendations on how to make it more secure. They try to make
simple and low-cost recommendations unless you have more complex needs. For more information click here.
The most effective way to reduce neighborhood crime is for neighbors to get acquainted, and to work together
toward the goal of making their neighborhood safer. SAFE can assist in the organizing of neighborhood watch
groups and will provide free crime prevention information and materials. If your block or street desires, we can
invite a police officer and/or representatives from other city departments to address your particular concerns. Get
a few of your neighbors together, contact SAFE at (415) 553-1984, and a Crime Prevention Specialist will meet
with you to discuss your concerns and help you get a Neighborhood Watch group started.
Preparing for an emergency
When preparing for an emergency, having the most detailed and informative information is essential. You do not
want to forget something when packing, and making an emergency plan. There are a number of things to gather
when preparing for an emergency. An emergency checklist is essential so you do not forget anything. This site
has a comprehensive list of preparations you will want to make. For more information click here.
San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Training - NERT
NERT is a FREE training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in
San Francisco. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention.
The training also includes hands-on disaster skills that will help individuals respond to a personal emergency as
well as act as members of a neighborhood response team. Two of our Aquatic Park Neighbors Board members
are fully NERT certified and would be happy to share their personal feedback with you if you are interested. For
information about NERT and training in our neighborhood click here. For further information about NERT click
NERT training too much of a commitment for you? Learn more about things you can do right now in your own
home. San Francisco is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made. Earthquakes, fires,
severe storms, power outages, and acts of terrorism are just some of the potential emergencies we may
encounter. This website will assist you in preparing your home for the event of a disaster.
To obtain tips and brochures about Personal, Home, Workplace and Transportation Safety click here.
Disclaimer: The information provided on the Aquatic Park Neighbors website is for reference only and should not
be substituted for calling 9-1-1 in a real emergency. The Aquatic Park Neighbors, its Board, and all members are
not responsible for any results after using any of the above information in any capacity.