SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Center for Humanitarian Assistance/ Disaster Response (SFCHADR) has announced the return of Fleet Week to San Francisco on October 6 through 14.
This year’s program features the delivery and demonstration of a USMC Shock Trauma Platoon at General Hospital, the Fifth Annual Senior Leaders’ Seminar, the return of the popular K9 Heroes Program, and the exchange of best practices with SFFD’s Urban Search and Rescue team. New this year, the Marina Green’s ‘Humanitarian Assistance Village’ will be laid out as the Disaster Cycle.
Follow the path through a Bay Area earthquake – from getting prepared to receiving medical care, shelter and water and meet the men and women who respond to disasters every day.
San Francisco and Fleet Week share a long and storied history that originated in 1908 with the arrival of the “Great White Fleet” to the Bay during their round-the-world 14-month long voyage. Over the years, millions more San Franciscans have welcomed the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard making this Fleet Week one of the City’s most treasured traditions. In 1981, under the leadership of Mayor Dianne Feinstein, the modern Fleet Week tradition began by honoring the dedicated men and women of the sea services.
San Francisco Fleet Week is now the venue for Bay Area First Responders and the U.S. Military to meet, train and share the latest lessons learned from recent Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response operations. These activities help raise awareness and better equip the Bay Area to respond and recover from disasters.
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