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    Author(s): Dick White
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 99-104
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Emergency preparedness activities of one Berkeley-Oakland Hills neighborhood at the wildland/urban interface include establishing clusters that reduce fire hazards and fuel loads, setting aside emergency supplies, and identifying evacuation routes; taking emergency preparedness courses from the Offices of Emergency Services of Berkeley and Oakland (the CERT and CORE programs); and setting up and exercising a citizen-band radio network. With the cooperation of the Berkeley and Oakland fire and police departments, on-foot evacuation and earthquake drills have been held. Problems discovered relate to liability, absentee ownership of lots, and response time of the official emergency radio system.

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    White, Dick 1995. Neighborhood organization activities: evacuation drills, clusters, and fire safety awareness. In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 99-104

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