What We Do

Miraloma Park Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is an active group of neighbors that meet monthly to train and share ways of encouraging residents to be prepared for a major disaster, a big earthquake.

NERT training is an 18-hour disaster preparedness class held over six sessions. The instructors are professional firefighters. No experience is needed.

The Miraloma Park NERT team is open and welcomes new NERTS. The Miraloma Park NERT coordinator is Joanie van Rijn, joanvanrijn@gmail.com.

Download Help-OK Sign

In the event of an earthquake or other disaster place the NEED HELP sign in a prominent location such as a street facing window. A NERT team will come by as soon as possible to offer you assistance. Otherwise place the OK sign in a prominent location such as a window. It is important that NERT and other first responder teams will know you and your family are OK so they can assist other residents. Store this sign along with two Band-Aids in a location where you can easily find it. Band-Aids are perfect for taping the signs to a window.

Congratulations to our NEN Award Winner: MPIC President Joan Van Rijn

The City’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network has announced the 11th Annual NEN Awards Winners. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring the work of the residents and organizations that make our City an amazing place to live, work and visit. Congratulations to MPIC President Joan Van Rijn who is this year’s winner in the category of Exemplary NERT Leadership . Thank you for all you do for our community!

Watch the Exemplary NERT Leadership award presentation

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Miraloma Park is a community of 2,200 homes on Mount Davidson in San Francisco.