tv [untitled] December 1, 2013 2:30pm-3:01pm PST
today we are going to talk about fire safety. we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. it's a wonderful display. a little house in the urban center exhibition center that shows what it's like in a home in san francisco after an earthquake. one of the major issues that we are going to face after earthquakes are fire hazard. we are happy to have
the fire marshall join us today. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> we talk about the san francisco earthquake that was a fire that mostly devastated the city. how do we avoid that kind of problem. how can we reduce fire hazard? >> the construction was a lot different. we don't expect what we had then. we want to make sure with the gas heaters that the gas is shut off. >> if you shut it off you are going to have no hot water or heat. be careful not to shut it off unless you smell gas. >> absolutely because once you do shut it off you should have the utility company come in and turn it back on. here is a mock up of a gas hear
the on a house. where would we find the gas meter? >> it should be in your garage. everyone should be familiar with where the gas meter is. >> one of the tools is a wrench, a crescent wrench. >> yes. the crescent wrench is good and this is a perfect example of how to have it so you can loosen it up and use it when you need it. >> okay. let's go inside to talk about fire safety. many of the issues here relate to fire, for example, we have a little smoke detector and i see you brought one here, a carbon monoxide smoke detector.
>> this is a combination of smoke and carbon monoxide detector. they are required in single homes now and in apartment buildings. if gas appliance is not burning properly this will alert you before the fumes buildup and will affect you negatively. >> this is a battery powered? >> this is a battery powered and it has a 10 year battery life. a lot of times you may have one or the other. if you put in just a carbon monoxide detector, it's important to have one of these too. every house should have a fire extinguisher, yes. >> one thing people expect to do when the power goes out after an earthquake about using
candles. what would you recommend? >> if you have a battery operated candle would be better to use. this kind of a candle, you wouldn't want it in an area where it can cause a fire or aftershock that it doesn't rollover. you definitely want to have this in a non-combustible surface. >> now, here we have our stove. after a significant earthquake we expect that we may have gas disrupted and so without gas in your home, how are you going to cook? >> well, i wouldn't recommend cooking inside of the house. you have to go outside and use a portable stove or something else.
>> so it wouldn't be safe to use your fireplace to cook? >> not at first. you should check it by a professional first. >> outside should be a safe place to cook as long as you stay away from buildings and doors and windows. >> yes. that will be fine. >> here we have some alternative cooking areas. >> you can barbecue and if you have a regular propane bark could barbecue. >> thank you for joining us. and thanks for this terrific space that you have in this exhibition space and thanks for
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>> thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please keep it going for beverly cruz from the filipino folk unacceptable. i'm honored to be here to celebrate filipino history month. yes. contrary to biefl of belief this has nothing to do when the filipinos took over sincerely monday night although we've taken it over. it's a celebration to filipinos and we have a wonderful program for you. first of all, i'd like to bring up right away here currently, the only elected filipino
official. and also the mayor's advisors of education and family services. please welcome hydro mendez. come on (clapping) thank you allen. i like that the current because there will be more. it's such a delight to be here in our home and thank you four joining us in city hall. i want to thank the neighborhood services we celebrate all our event in san francisco. i wanted to not spend a lot of time why we're here it's so obvious. the richness of our cult and history needs to be celebrated. i'm happy you're here who we are as the filipinos and the richness of our heritage we want
to share throughout san francisco and california every day. this isn't just the most it's one of the many months we celebrate. tights high honor to be up here someone who is special to all of us mayor ed lee was sworn in on january 8th as our ferd mayor of the city and county and inform and the first asian american in the history. with this being the second largest population in the united states and the largest population in the state you mayor ed lee have made us proud. nearly 15 percent of the workforce of nearly 27 thousand employees are of filipino
descent. asia a senior filipino elected official i'm proud to work side by side with a person of integrity, value and balance. his commitment to our community is demonstrated not only through honor and recognition as we does with the annual flag raising committee the filipino women's network representation and the special heritage month celebration but through his actions to run a city that that will help everyone thrive and succeed. he's worked hard to create jobs and everything that supports parks and housing and quality of life and public safety and education. all things that are critical and important in the filipino
community. mayor ed lee has given over 22 years of service and has served as our orchestra of public works and our director of the human rights commission and the deputy director of employment relations please give him a warm filipino welcome mayor ed lee. (clapping) >> thank you hi draw. well, since hi draw rescued me i can't go joked jokes. thank you allen for mcing tonight and the wonderful beautiful music thank you, very
much. >> welcome everyone. i see supervisor layoffs for being here and supervisor eric mar. who have the supervisors who i know value our communities very strongly. this is the 9th annual history filipino history month celebration here and i want to say that as much of the act ledge that hi draw has heaped on me i really have a job that i feel is important not just managing the city or helping businesses create jobs or trying to get the warriors arena built or all the wonderful things i think one of the most important things we can do is make sure that this city recognize its own history, a history of immigrant.
a history of people who come to this country seeking a better life and making it so. it isn't just those individuals who make the headlines or become elected officials, it's also those who toil for years who lived in the working class neighborhoods of san francisco who helped us because history will teach us this. filipino community helped us build the golden gate bridge and when we looking that it's not just the named engineers whether it's the rail yards or the bridges are simply built by names their built by the hands of immigrants to make the city
successful. and because of that history and because it's reflected in so much of the city. when i look at selma south of market and the "x" sorrow arena and understand where the filipino people are living you'll see street names that reflect the filipino national heroes. peoplely often excuse me. what is this street name mean resolve who's that? or other names? there are those streets that reflect our history. and we have some special historic figures like victor who was a filipino oiven so we named a park after her.
those are part of our city history. that not only should we recognize this history as part of this city but part of envy job and i believe part of the board of supervisors job is to reach into our communities and bring out the talent to help us not only manage but we need more heroes. we need more people from the filipino community to serve and a create and to innovative and to establish the milestones this city deems valuable. so i is back to you hi draw i know a lot of people are dpufs trims amount of credit to helping our public schools succeed we have an in3r50i7b9d relationship with our schools because hi draw mendoza is my