DEM 2016 Annual Report - Page 9

FFleet Week Along with the spectacular airshows and the impressive parade of ships , San Francisco Fleet Week also integrates sophisticated exercises and planning seminars for organizations with a role in emergency management . This year ’ s highlights included staging , staffing , and stocking a Community Points of Distribution ( C-POD ) site which tested our ability to help San Francisco recover from a catastrophic earthquake . C-PODs are temporary locations where the public can go to get basic necessities , such as food and water , when everyday resources are not available due to a major emergency or disaster . Another San Francisco Fleet Week highlight was the third annual Bark at the Park . This unique community event brought dogs trained in urban search and rescue , bomb and drug detection , and treating veterans with post-traumatic stress to Duboce

Park for a live public demonstration . The event was emceed by the quintessentially-San Francisco Donna Sachet and highlighted 15 canines that showed San Francisco their life-saving and heart-warming skills .
800 MHz Radio Replacement Project Launch The City operates and maintains an emergency radio system that provides support to more than 20 departments and outside agencies . The current system is outdated and most radios used by San Francisco Police and Fire personnel are breaking and are unreliable . After three years of planning , DEM launched the 800 MHz Radio Replacement project , a very complex initiative involving many stakeholders that will result in new and improved radios for first responders , enhanced coverage throughout the City , and longterm maintenance for the entire system .