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Friday, August 29, 2014

IS SAN FRANCISCO READY FOR THE NEXT BIG ONE? THE ANSWER IS NO. YES THE ANSWER IS NO.


The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services - the  San Francisco Department of Emergency Management  - talk the talk - but when the next Big One - the earthquake hits San Francisco - we San Franciscans will be left to fend for ourselves.


At a recent meeting the "buffoons" were busy patting each other on their "behinds".

Praising the Mayor of San Francisco for saying this and that. Visiting Napa - bringing in some so called experts - to give presentations - none of which speaks to a plan we have in place if and when the Big One - strikes.

Tons of talk and most of it  - "fluff".

In the year 1989 - the City and County of San Francisco had no Emergency Center with a sound communication center.

No Emergency HUB worth the salt, nothing at all that has anything at all that deals with the earthquake.

Some of us who were trained by the Army.

The Corps of Engineers, and some City Building inspectors - did what needed to be done - when the Earthquake struck San Francisco and the neighboring areas - in 1989.

Today, 25 years later we are worse off.

First and foremost if you ask these "buffoons" - if they have a radio system that works well - the answer will be they are working on it. 

Yes working on it - more after the pandemonium at 9/11 and several other major incidents - here in San Francisco.

After all these years - we are still working on it - and when the matter came before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Jane Kim and other - instead of endorsing and voting for the improvement of our radio and communication system - all monies given by the Federal Government - were stalling the project.

We are now in the year 2014 and we are still working on our communication system.

Chuck Swanson and I had a state of art Communication System installed at the Presidio of San Francisco - with Lucent Technologies and Motorola as two of many Primes that helped us - when Pacific Bell controlled the telephone system.

So, I know what I am talk about - and even today the Community System the City and County has - with a $9 Billion dollar budget - is primitive.

The Dispatchers treated with disdain - the burnt out rate among them never taken into account - and those in charge - pathetic to say the least. I have been watching the Department of Emergency, the Office of Emergency Services - they keep changing their names - much like a chameleon.

We have 37,000 City Employees and few of them are certified to address Emergency Duties in a stellar manner. None of them have on year or two year experience - in providing and training duties - linked to Emergency Services.


They have no "standard" training - and the head of Human Services - was talking from both side of her mouth. In the past they hired personnel who worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency - so I know what I am talk about. Having spoken to these individuals from FEMA working for the City and County of San Francisco - how well prepared our City was prepared.

It is not the Identification Cards that matters - but what practical training any City Employee has - more certified to serve our City and County - which has a population of about 805,000.

We must learn quickly to address the situation at hand by evaluating the empirical data. We continue at these so called Emergency Meetings - where the public is kept out - and the recent meeting was held - with a 72 hours notice.

Buffoons patting their behinds - talking about issues that are mundane - and not practical.

It is true that we can have a system that informs us of an impending Earthquake - but it is not fully in place.

The entity wants money - and has been trying to raise money for the last 10 years - without any viable or sustainable - results.

Right now we do not even have many sites in place - with heavy duty machinery - that can be brought to remove obstacles - and create pathways.

We do not even have the people to operate these heavy duty machines - we talk the talk but fail to walk the walk.

We do not have a helicopter. We could have some drones to bring the much needed information - surfing the landmass and providing much needed - digital information. We talk the talk but fail to have the basic tools in place. Shame of these fools who waste tax payers money.

Basically we have these buffoons who cannot understand the fundamental - they know little about logistics, have no common sense, less experience in these matters - and are quick when it comes to diatribe and spewing hot air.

The entire City and County of San Francisco must be divided in quadrants. Each quadrant must have a Chain of Command that can address the basic things required - with those who specialize in logistics and proven implementation models - to execute and bring about law and order.

When it come to electricity and water - linked to our reservoirs - further sub-division - with higher command individuals in charge of such operations. The same with hospitals, shelter, food and water distribution - and so on.

Right now we can train such folks - and must incorporate the Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel already in our community - to help contribute their talents and experience. We cannot count of the SF Human Resources, the Controller Office, the Mayor's Office, and other others - who do not have the long and much need experience and knowledge - to provide succor to the population of San Francisco - when the Big One - strikes.

God have Mercy of Us - if the BUFFOONS - are in charge.

Funny looking people talk at these meetings - you really to not get any feeling - that these folks can achieve much - talking in circles - what they purport and pretend they are capable of doing - all fluff - and not in any way practical to any emergency - small and less - bigger.

We have had this situation before with the same "idiots" who now talk - and are in place.

There was a  major oil spill off Crissy Field - and no one could take control of the situation. The United States Coast Guard - had to take the lead. Mayor Gavin Newsom was pussyfooting in Hawaii.


Again and when we have some traffic jams - if two major accidents - on two main arteries where heavy heavy plies - everything - comes to a standstill. More if there are three accidents - I love to observe - how the situation is handled.

The empirical data is there - but the "buffoons" will never, ever get it. Simply because they have no training, less access to the real empirical data - and even less be able to analyse the data. You need to be educated on issues.

The Neighborhood Emergency Response Tranining (NERT) is just basic training.

The websites mention linked with the Department of Emergency are shallow and can be improved - more in this growing - digital world.

Twitter and FaceBook - is about something - not about empirical data - and have no ability to give a clear situation when the Big One strikes. For sure there are some Application in place that can be used - but they are NOT - for free.

For examples each quadrant must be assigned some doctors and Registered Nurses, some engineers, some folks who have military experience - nothing of that sort is in place today. In the year 2014.

Our Neighborhoods in San Francisco are promised something - and most of it is fluff. I have a plan for my neighborhood - and will take care about the situation at hand. 

I know what happen in 1989 and have a Commander's Award to prove what I did to serve this City and County of San Francisco from the General who was in command of Sixth U.S. Army and Presidio of San Francisco - General Harrison - a great General and well respected. The Mayor then in 1989 - was Mayor Art Agnos.

Thousands of units that are going to be built at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Park - all prone to liquefaction and flooding.

The City Engineers know that - so is there a plan in palace today to come to the rescue of those living - right now in that area?

The answer is NO. Does anyone have the balls to meet with me - when it comes to the Southeast Sector? This the land of the Muwekma Ohlone - that I represent! Come one make your way - toward our domain and let us pow wow.

If there is plan - you can get a big reward - just provide the plan in detail - with the Chain of Command and the assigned duties - complete with names and addresses and telephone numbers in place - to Dr Espanola Jackson.

I bet you for all your talk - you are not worth the salt.

Pacific Gas and Electric who has robbed us all - we who pay our Electric and Gas bills - must have a similar plan.

PGE - must put this plan in place at their own - expense.

We must have storage building - that are seismically sound - that have generators, waters, medicine, and other essential commodities in place - none of which today is in place - today.

The Department of Building Inspection must carry on exercises - and the maps and other required tools - must be stored and kept in a sound building.

That was NOT the case some years ago. I asked the question and there was "dead" silence - from the then Building Inspection Commission.

Today - all our important landmark buildings - must have an emergency plan in place - and twice a year - a drill or exercise - must take place.

Much, like we had - when the Sixth U.S. Army was present at the Presidio of San Francisco. 

The Naval Air Station in the East Bay - such exercise were conducted regularly at the many Army, Navy, and Air Force bases - with proven - results.

We do have some screwed up exercises - and they look good - but they are no where close to reality.

 I have watched these exercises, taken notes - and shared them with the so called - experts.

Start with your radio operations - where communication is improved to standards - that are acceptable.

The City that has 11 Supervisorial Districts and 10 Police Precincts - poor representation and over lapping of services.

This must be fixed. Today the Captains if asked certain questions about certain areas - certain issues - cannot give you a direct - answer.

Our City and County is famous for talking the talk and not walking the walk.

Ask the San Francisco Police Department - what truly has happened to the PERF report?

Ask the SF Police Department when is the last time they had a " large emergency exercise" with the "SF Fire Department" - in the Southeast Sector - the answer will be NO.

We all remember a SF Police Officer who did a good job in the year 1989 - helping to evacuate the people at the Candlestick Stadium - where the Baseball World Series final was being played.

After that the Police Officer - left on his motorcycle - rode it on a freeway - that was not yet open to the public - his bike encountered some hurdle - and he died. I often think about this accident - because I knew this Police Officer and his sister too - who is alive today.

With all my experience I would not trust the present "buffoons" at all - who are in charge of the Emergency Services.

I have my own stash and I will take care of my people.

I am not about to give you "buffoons" are real plans - figure out - how best you can save your - asses.

Right now you are drowning in the "cesspool" of your own - creation.

God have mercy on you poor so called representatives - not worth the salt.