NERT class at USF starts Saturday

The San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is a community-based training program dedicated to a ‘neighbor-helping-neighbor’ approach.  NERT is a FREE training program for individuals, neighborhood groups, and community-based organizations in San Francisco.
Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of emergency preparedness.  The training also includes hands-on disaster skills that will help individuals respond to a personal emergency as well as act as members of a neighborhood response team.

A 2-day intensive program at USF! 
USF Class Flyer: (
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
January 28: Class session 1, 2, and 3 in University Center Room 222
February 4: Class session 4, 5, and 6 in Berman Hall in Fromm
Call 415-970-2024 or go to class registration ( and provide your name, phone number, and the location and start date of your preferred class. A complete schedule can be found at
ID Expired?  To Recertify:
NERT certification is good for two years from the date of your training. You can renew your NERT training/ID by attending the afternoon session on February 4 (noon-5:30 p.m.) covering the 5th class session (NERT response) and the 6th and final hands-on class session that includes a review.  Send an email to with RECERT in the subject line and list the class so your name can be placed on the sign-in roster. 
Update Your ID Photo:
The SFFD ID machine was updated in 2007.  If you have a white ID card, you will need to take a new photo during the 5th session.  Please indicate this in your email.
View the complete citywide NERT training schedule here.
For more information, contact John Troccoe, USF emergency management consultant, at or 415-422-4321.
Information brought to you by:
University of San Francisco
Department of Public Safety

Park volunteer day Saturday 2/4

Fire Fund Update

Thanks to our amazing neighbors, we raised over $4,000 in one night at our Beyond the Blaze fire relief fundraiser! Our grand total is now over $24,000!  ASNA began to disburse the funds to the people displaced by the fire this week.  Thank you all for your support!

Please consider becoming a member of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association.

You can make a payment online via PayPal:

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member

or send a check, payable to ASNA

P.O. Box 15372, San Francisco, CA 94115
Please write Membership Dues in memo line

You can also bring your 2012 dues to the upcoming Annual Potluck on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 12 p.m.  Westerfeld House, 1198 Fulton at Scott Street. Hope to see you there!

Tour bus/parking surveys

We are experiencing technical difficulties and will post the Tour Bus/Residential Permit Parking surveys soon.  Thank you for your patience.  In the meantime, please review the SFMTA Draft Alamo Square Tour Bus Study.

Draft Tour Bus Study

Potluck – date change

We are trying to reschedule the upcoming Annual Potluck due to the 49ers game on Sunday, January 22.  We’ll keep you posted.

Go ‘9ers!

Annual Potluck and General Meeting

All neighbors are welcome to our Annual Potluck! 
Bring a Tasty Dish to Share!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
12:00 p.m. Welcome
12:30 p.m. Potluck!
1:15 p.m. ASNA January meeting

-2012 ASNA Board election
-Tour Bus Study update
-Parks bond 2012

Get involved in your neighborhood!

Become a member and VOTE for your new board.  Renew or join at the Potluck or online:

We will also be accepting Fire Fund Donations at this event!

We still need:
Side Dishes – Potato Salad, Fruit Salad, Veggies
Vegetarian Main Dish
Soft Drinks

Email to sign up for a dish, or just bring one to the Potluck!

Thank you to the following for donating food to our event:

  • Alamo Square Seafood Grill
  • Blue Jay Cafe
  • Little Star Pizza
  • Ziryab Mediterranean Grill
  • Ida B. Wells High School Culinary Arts Class

Alamo Square Tour Bus Study – Draft

The MTA delivered its Draft Tour Bus Study for Alamo Square in late December.

The report includes ideas for further discussion to create a better balance of tour buses in the neighborhood. They include restricting buses of a particular size on specific streets, or restricting tour buses altogether. This would require public hearings and legislation from the SFMTA Board of Directors.  Some level of environmental review would also be required to gauge the impact on nearby neighborhoods.

Another idea would be to implement specific parking zones for tour buses, and to implement residential permit parking, which would result in more parking control officers in the area, citing buses for improper behavior.

Contact to join the Alamo Square Tour Bus Committee. 

Donation Request List 2 updated

We are only accepting donation items on the wishlist below at this time.

Please see the updated list and indicate on the Google Doc if you can help:

Then, email to coordinate a pick-up or drop-off of your donation item. We will update the list as we get more requests. Thank you!!

Please Only New or Gently Used Items

Mezuzah – Jewish artifact that’s placed at the front door.
Men’s Shaving/Toilletries Bag
Pants 38×30 – blue jeans (easy fit or straight leg)
Light windbreaker/jacket
Bicycle (5’9-6)
Bicycle (5’9-6)
Individual Garage for car and storage -will rent
Food Processor
Small Kitchen Appliances
pots and pans
mattress/box spring

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012

People Power: Fillmore Urban Music Fundraiser

$5-$20 (sliding scale) at the door.
Raffle! Silent Auction for sweet hand-made quilt

100% of door, raffle and silent auction proceeds to benefit two groups in our community:
– 60 people who lost their homes in the recent 5-alarm fire on Golden Gate and Pierce
– A local family with medical bills from their 15 year old daughter’s recent Eddy Street shooting

Raise your glass to People helping People in the New Year!
Sponsored by Rassela’s Jazz Club. HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

Rassela’s Jazz Club
1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115