Welcome to the Burlingame Neighborhood Network

When a major earthquake occurs in our city,
Tug of war at block party
emergency responders warn that we'll be on our own for three to seven days.

Recent studies have found that personal ties among community members improve survival during a disaster and recovery afterward.  Neighbors helping neighbors is our best hope during disasters.
The Burlingame Neighborhood Network encourages Burlingame residents to work cooperatively in neighborhood teams to prepare for disasters. In the process of getting better acquainted, neighbors are inspired to plan other events such as block parties and holiday get-togethers. Their sense of community fosters a "Neighborhood Watch" awareness that helps prevent crime and in the end, improves life overall in our city.

We invite you to organize a Neighborhood Network in your area. You can learn more by reading About BNN. To get started, email info@theneighborhoodnetwork.org. 

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BNN Opportunities

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network is growing! We're looking for individuals who want to help local residents get connected, informed and prepared before the next disaster hits. We are seeking:
  • BNN network leaders - These individuals help neighborhood groups get started and serve as mentors to new group leaders.
  • Communications - We're looking for people to write and send out our newsletter, help promote our work through traditional media and social media channels, and craft and format informational flyers. 
  • Program planners - Individuals are needed to help plan and make arrangements for our citywide programs and workshops.
  • Trainers - We're looking for people to conduct BNN training courses and help organize and implement emergency drills. Expertise in emergency operations is not required, but good presentation skills are a must.

If you are interested in helping, please send an email to info@theneighborhoodnetwork.org.

News and Events

  • Ham Radio Training Saturday, September 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. When other communication methods fail, amateur radio operators (Hams) can connect to the outside world. You can become certified as ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 2:19 PM by Terry Nagel
  • Citywide Emergency Drill Saturday, October 14, 9 to 10:30 a.m. - Residents throughout Burlingame are invited to learn and practice emergency response procedures during the Citywide Emergency Drill. During this exercise, neighborhoods ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2017, 10:42 AM by Terry Nagel
  • CERT Training Thursdays, beginning January 18, 2018, 6:30 to 9 p.m., in Millbrae. At final skills class on Saturday, March 10, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with authentic ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2017, 3:49 PM by Terry Nagel
  • Our Biggest Drill Yet Many thanks to the 180 Burlingame residents who participated in the fourth annual Citywide Emergency Drill on October 22, 2016, organized by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) with support from ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2017, 3:49 PM by Terry Nagel
  • Seismic Safety Tips for Homeowners Here are some tips from our March 24 program, "Will Your Home Survive the Next Earthquake?" They were offered by our two speakers, Janiele Maffei, chief mitigation officer of the ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2015, 7:14 PM by Terry Nagel
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10 Ways to Get Ready

Here are 10 things you can do it prepare for a major emergency.

1. Agree on two emergency meeting places  for your family: one near your home and one outside of the immediate neighborhood. Decide on an out-of-state contact for everyone in your family to check in with.

2. Strap down your water heater and secure bookcases and cabinets with L-brackets. Secure breakables inside china cabinets with museum putty.

3. Learn how to shut off your water and gas valves.

4. Register for the free San Mateo County emergency notification system, which alerts you via cell phone, PDA or computer of emergencies in whichever cities you specify (usually your home and workplace). Go tohttp://smcalert.info.

5. Sign up for the City of Burlingame's free weekly e-newsletter at www.burlingame.org/signup. During an emergency, the city will send out notifications to subscribers.

6. Make sure you have a phone with a land line that will work during power outages.

7. Program emergency numbers into your cell phone.Add the 10-digit equivalent of Burlingame’s 911 number: (650) 692-0310. Add ICE (in case of emergency) contacts, too, such as: ICE-Husband, (650) 555-5555.