Monday, June 30, 2014

We Need YOU! Are You Ready to Volunteer for BOMA’s Emergency Preparedness Event of the Year?

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Annually, BOMA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) members plan, organize and execute a full scale emergency preparedness drill at a BOMA San Francisco member building. The event provides an environment where all stakeholders - the building owner, property management team, engineering and security teams, tenants, and San Francisco’s emergency responders - participate in a jointly planned drill.

The objective: To test each stakeholders’ emergency response plan to determine the best practices and lessons learned.  For example, if a tenant in a BOMA building has a preparedness plan that is in conflict with the property management’s plan, it would be important to know how that variance would affect life safety in an actual emergency situation. Our drills test for this and much more.

For 2014, we are honored to partner once again with the San Francisco Police Department; our last two drills with San Francisco’s finest were back in 2010/2011 (our 2012/2013 exercises were with the San Francisco Fire Department). 

This year's drill will simulate an active shooter situation at 100 First Street and we need member volunteers to help with evaluating and 'victim' actors as the drill is happening. No experience is necessary and our committee members will brief you on your activities the day of the drill.  

In short, we need your eyes, ears, expertise, and, if you're so inclined, acting abilities to cogitate what you’re seeing. This is a really unique opportunity to witness the SFPD do what they do best: protect San Francisco citizens.

Email John Bozeman at if you’re interested and/or have any questions.

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