WATER, WATER, WATER
A lot of folks do not realize that the majority of all drinking water supplies serving the Bay Area will be out of commission if the Hayward Fault ruptures the Hetch-Hetchy line through the Diablo Range to the San Mateo terminus. While California's OES and FEMA will be working feverishly to get water back online - it is a safe guess that it will be a while before they succeed.
Santa Clara's HEAT Home Emergency Assistance Teams program began in 1995. Since the program began, hundreds of participants have learned about the City's emergency organization and have received the 20-hour training. The training, which consists of 4 classes, covers safety, awareness, preparation, utility control and fire suppression, basic medical care, damage assessment, light search and rescue, communications, terrorism awareness, and HEAT team management.