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Emergency preparedness

KCBS In Depth: Bay Area Disaster Preparedness

An interview with Thor Paulsen with the Hayward Fire Department about the Bay Area and if residents are prepared for a natural disaster.


Ruins after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Three surviving structures in the Financial District are: at far left, the Kohl Building, in the center the Mills Building, both on Montgomery St., and at right the Merchants' Exchange Building on California Street. (

San Francisco Marks 105th Anniversary of 1906 Earthquake

There are only three known survivors left from the devastating quake and ensuing fire that killed thousands. And only one of them – Bill DelMonte, who was just a few months old at the time – was able to make this year’s ceremony.



Statewide Drill Thursday Will Test Quake Preparedness

The Great California ShakeOut will be held this coming Thursday. The statewide drill will include participation from KCBS as the Emergency Alert System Station for the Bay Area.



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