DEM 2016 Annual Report - Page 7


2016 Departmental Highlights

SF72 Youth The Department of Emergency Management under the umbrella of SF72 — San Francisco ’ s hub for emergency preparedness — launched the first phase of the SF72 Youth Preparedness Program . During this first phase of implementation , the SF72 Youth program is targeting a middleschool aged audience via partnerships with youth serving organizations such as after-school programs , camps , and other youth-facing organizations including the YMCA , Boy Scouts , and the Chinatown Community Development Center . Subsequent phases will include integration of SF72 Youth into the school system as a supplement to the already existing federal and state requirements to conduct monthly emergency drills with the ultimate goal to integrate SF72 Youth emergency preparedness education within standard curriculum .
Super Bowl 50 Preparing the City for Super Bowl 50 was the result of a multi-year planning effort among many stakeholders and required intense execution from the entire Department . All planning efforts led to an extended Emergency Operations Center activation that began on January 30th and ended February 8th . Joined by fellow City departments , and our regional , state , and federal partners , DEM led the City ’ s coordination and resource management for the exciting events , along with the City ’ s day-to-day activities , taking place in the nine days leading up to the big game .
San Francisco was successful in ensuring the safety of our residents and of our visitors who traveled from around the globe to enjoy Super Bowl 50 . Even with many events taking place throughout the community and the influx of visitors into our City , 9-1-1 call response times were met thanks to our dedicated dispatchers who worked extra hours to keep up with increased call volumes . The Emergency Operations Center activated daily 12 hour shifts to coordinate resources , share information , and quickly respond to developing situations .