After the next major earthquake, pavement will
be broken, power and telephones will be off, and panicked citizens
will jam the streets.
Thats when San Francisco needs you
The Motorcycle Emergency Response Corps hopes to save lives by
moving personnel and supplies around the city in the event of a
MERCury will be coordinating with the Office of Emergency Services
and San Francisco Fire Department to provide trained
citizen volunteers who can safely and efficiently move through the
congested, and possibly damaged, streets of the City after a natural
disaster such as an earthquake, or an act of terrorism. They will
ferry supplies and rescuers, make damage assessments, and work with
the Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams.
Members of MERCury will be trained in First Aid, light search and
rescue, amateur radio, and advanced motorcycling skills. They also
will participate in twice-yearly disaster drills in concert with
the Fire Department, Neighborhood
Emergency Response Team (NERT), and the bicycle-based Courier
Disaster Response Team. In addition, they will be trained in
motorcycle-specific First Aid.