Our emergency managers respond to emergencies large and small. Through the course of our response we develop resources that can be used by the public and fellow emergency managers. The section below features updates and resources on active events.
The 2014 Ebola epidemic was first reported in December 2013 and is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is carefully monitoring developments with the current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa. Ebola poses little risk to the San Francisco general population at this time. SFDPH has been in frequent, regular communication with local hospitals to share information and guidance concerning Ebola.
August 20th, 2014 Situation Assessment
November 6th, 2014 Situation Assessment
January 26th, 2015 Situation Assessment
Ebola First Responder Guidance (PDF)
SF Department of Public Health Ebola Virus Information page
SF DPH Information for Medical Health Providers
CA Department of Public Health
Center for Disease Control information on Ebola
22nd St & Mission 4 Alarm Fire (January 28, 2015)
At 6:44 PM a fire was reported at 3222 22nd Street. The fire quickly escalated to 4 alarms and displaced 54 people, (including 15 children).
Residents who were unable to secure alternative housing in the initial days stayed in a shelter at 1156 Valencia Street. On February 13, 2015 the Salvation Army assumed shelter operations and management responsibilities from the Red Cross. Since the fire, the Human Services Agency has secured enough housing units for all displaced people and the units will be offered to the remaining shelter residents. Arrangements will then be made to move people to the units and shut down the shelter.
Thirty five businesses were also impacted by the fire. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Office of Emergency Service (CalOES) representatives met onsite with SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) regarding the damages. SBA and CalOES sent a recommendation to the State of California, to make a SBA Administrative Disaster Declaration thereby allowing access to low interest loans to residents and businesses.
Winter Storm (December 11, 2014)
A significant winter storm brought rain, thunderstorms, wind and associated hazards to the Bay Area beginning Wednesday night and lasting into Thursday night. This storm caused travel difficulties, dangerous conditions on area waters, flooding, downed trees and power lines across the Bay Area. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activated at Level A at 1800 hours on Wednesday, December 9, 2014 in support of three (3) Department Operations Centers (MTA, PUC, and DPW) and PG&E. A second operational period began at 0600 hours on Thursday, December 11th at Level B activation.