$100,000 grant given to San Francisco Neighborhood
Emergency Response program
By Caitilin McAdoo, Bay City News Service
March 29, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Johnson & Johnson officials
announced yesterday that the company would award a $100,000 grant
to the City of San Francisco for community emergency preparedness
According to company officials, Johnson & Johnson began its
philanthropic disaster relief efforts during the 1906 earthquake
in San Francisco. Johnson & Johnson gave the grant in part
to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the catastrophic event.
The San Francisco Fire Department will use the grant money for
its Neighborhood Emergency Response Training program, which seeks
to prepare San Francisco residents for disaster and emergency
response. The San Francisco Fire Department makes NERT training
available for anyone who lives or works in the city. The training
is conducted by fire department first responders.
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